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Clean Eating Roasted Shrimp and Green Beans

Roasted Shrimp & Green Beans

Roasted Shrimp & Green Beans – Clean & Delicious®

In case it’s not obvious, the two key factors that weigh the heaviest when it comes to cooking  are simplicity and nutritional density.

Notice how I put simplicity first?

Truth be told, that even for me (a self-proclaimed, ‘health conscious foodie’) more times than not ‘time and ease’ tend to outweigh health and nutrition once the clock starts ticking (which is of course why I am a huge advocate of ‘pre-preppin’ – but that’s a whole other story!)

After spending three (fun-filled!) weeks on the east coast being over-tired, under-prepared, and swollen from eating one too many bagels, cookies, pasta dishes, glasses of wine, etc… I was ready to get back to my routine and lighten things up a bit.

And where do I always turn for a simple and nutritious recipe that I know I can rely on? Good ol’ Kalyn from Kalyn’s Kitchen… yep, I know you know her because I’ve raved about her many times before.  She focuses on South Beach Diet friendly recipes, but at the end of the day she simply has a blog jam-packed with easy and nutritious meals (and this one could not get much easier!)

For starters, I always forget that you can roast shrimp.  I don’t know why… it’s just one of those things I learned later in my ‘cooking’ life that doesn’t seem to stick in my brain.  And what could be easier than adding a few dried seasonings to some green beans and shrimp and tossing it all in the oven for a quick roast?

For me, roasting sings winter.  But since it’s been like 70 and sunny in LA lately this dish was a perfect way to marry lighter ingredients with a cozy-cooking-technique.

I pretty much used Kalyn’s recipe verbatim, but this is one of those dishes you could take a million different ways just by changing up your seasonings.

Serve this over some quinoa or brown rice and you’ve got your self a super-quick, super-easy, clean & delish meal!

Clean Eating Roasted Shrimp and Green Beans

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • For the beans:
  • 1 lb. green beans trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • For the shrimp:
  • 1 lb. medium-large raw shrimp (thawed if frozen), peeled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (plus a little extra to brush on roasting pan)
  • zest from one lemon (save the lemon and cut into fourths)
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425.

Once the shrimp has been peeled and cleaned, rinse it under cold water.  Be sure to pat the shrimp really dry (if the shrimp is not dry it will steam rather than roast!).

Place the trimmed and cut beans in a bowl and toss with extra virgin olive oil, ground coriander,  ground cumin, salt, freshly ground black pepper, and Cayenne pepper.

Place shrimp in another bowl with the extra virgin olive oil, lemon zest, salt, and fresh ground black pepper.

Brush roasting pan with olive oil or use a non-stick spray, then arrange beans on pan in a single layer (as much as possible). Roast beans 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, toss the beans and arrange shrimp on top and roast 8-10 minutes more or until shrimp are  just done.

Squeeze the four lemon quarters over the shrimp and beans and serve immediately.

Makes 2-4 servings.

Nutritional Analysis

1/4 of the recipe: Calories: 208; Total Fat: 8.9g; Saturated Fat: 0.9g; Cholesterol: 155mg; Carbohydrate: 8.2g; Dietary Fiber: 2.8g; Sugars: 1.5g; Protein: 24.5g

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17 Responses to “Clean Eating Roasted Shrimp and Green Beans”

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    Healthy&Homemade — January 10, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    Yummmm looks great! I LOVE Kalyn’s blog too! =D

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      Dani — January 11, 2012 @ 10:35 am

      It’s a good one (the recipe and the blog!!)

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    Cindy B. — January 10, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    Thanks Dani! I love roasted Green Beans and never thought about roasting shrimp along with it. What a fabulous and time saving idea. Can’t wait to try it out.

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      Dani — January 11, 2012 @ 10:36 am

      I know… who would of thought, right?

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    Rebecca Cantrell — January 10, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    Tried this tonight. A real keeper – lots of healthy dinner to eat. Delish!!!

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      Dani — January 11, 2012 @ 10:38 am

      Oooooh… You wasted no time! I love it:) Thanks for letting me know!

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    Aggie — January 16, 2012 @ 6:00 am

    I always forget that I can roast shrimp too! Love this dish, I’m going to try it this week for dinner!!

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    sixsnowflakes — January 27, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    This was amazing. I added some leftover cauliflower and served it with wild rice. It was such a brilliant way to cook and season the vegetables. I will be repeating it in the future with every vegetable and fish I can think of.

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    Yevette — January 27, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    This looks fabulous as well as decilious. Can’t wait to try it.

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    Hannah — February 3, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    Hi, I am a fan of your food videos. I have a question: does roasting shrimp make them too dried out? Just wondering since I have always steamed or boiled shrimp.
    Thanks.

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      Barbara — July 19, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

      Just tried this recipe tonight. My husband and I both found it amazing!

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    Julie Norton — July 30, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

    I’ve made this now twice, I absolutely love it! So easy, it’s light and refreshing. Perfect summer meal.

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    Jen — April 18, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    Works great in the summer too…To keep the heat out of the kitchen, just put it in a grill basket or you can put your baking sheet on the grill too… (mine has little holes in the bottom.) The smokey grill flavor adds another dimension… Just keep an eye on ‘em as they tend to cook a bit quicker than in a conventional oven. :)

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    Sydna — April 30, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

    Thank you for this recipe! I had snow peas in the house so I used those instead of green beans & added mushrooms. It was delicious! This is one of my first clean eating recipes that I made for my husband. Thank you for making it a hit!

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    stephanie — May 29, 2014 @ 7:26 pm

    This was absolutely delish! I skipped the corriander and followed the rest. Will def make again.

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    Kate — July 14, 2014 @ 7:05 pm

    Made this tonight and the entire family gobbled it down, including the 4 year old and 20 month old. SO easy and delicious. Yay!

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    SUSAN — December 14, 2014 @ 9:40 pm

    Omg this was so yummy!

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