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Old 03-24-2007, 01:00 PM   #1
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Grilled Shrimp

We are having grilled shrimp and a salad for dinner, but what else will go with this? My DH has a bad heart and can't eat most packaged things, so all the tasty rice dishes are out. Plain rice is so boring. Please help?

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Old 03-24-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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Couscous? Roast asparagus? Haricots verts? Why is rice out? How about an orzo with carrots, onions and broccoli?
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Old 03-24-2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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How about serving it on a bed of lettuce with some grilled grapefruit slices and roasted beets???
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Old 03-24-2007, 01:21 PM   #4
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This is a quick healthy dish:

Asparagus and Shrimp Stir-Fry on Noodle Pillows

Asparagus and Shrimp Stir-Fry on Noodle Pillows Recipe - Pasta - Sunset
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Old 03-24-2007, 01:47 PM   #5
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We are having grilled shrimp and a salad for dinner, but what else will go with this? My DH has a bad heart and can't eat most packaged things, so all the tasty rice dishes are out. Plain rice is so boring. Please help?
I think what she meant was the rice dishes that are served in packages are out of the question....not hard to believe with all the salt involved.

Try flavoring your rice with sodium free chicken broth and flavor it up with garlic, onions and herbs. Add in some carrots, peas or broccoli or other veggies to pump up the flavor since you need to watch the salt intake.
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Old 03-24-2007, 02:05 PM   #6
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I would serve it with grilled asparagus, and crusty bread . -Yum !
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Old 03-24-2007, 02:43 PM   #7
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We are having grilled shrimp and a salad for dinner, but what else will go with this? My DH has a bad heart and can't eat most packaged things, so all the tasty rice dishes are out. Plain rice is so boring. Please help?

I think the question also is - what else will go with the grilled shrimp & salad, however...

Essiebunny, if you want to just jazz up the rice, spice it up with fresh lemon or lime juice, or ginger, add scallions and shrimp & asparagus sauteed in the broth as well. Risi e Bisi (rice and peas) is another idea. I still like the noodle pillows (w asparagus & shrimp).
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:40 PM   #8
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SizzlininIn's idea is a great one I make it with brown rice so much more flavor than white I cook it in chicken stock with some garlic and cumin.Let cool completley then saute equal amounts of carrots,onions and celery season with more garlic,a few herbs of your choice and pepper also let this mix cool then mix into rice. Heat when ready and add a splash or two of low sodium soy sauce.Really tasty.
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:41 AM   #9
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Essie - here's a rice dish from scratch that would be great with grilled shrimp.

CILANTRO-MINT RICE

1 Tbsp olive oil
3 large cloves garlic -- minced
1 cup long-grain white rice
2 cups water or stock
2 T. fresh lime juice
1 tsp kosher salt (can use less)
1 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp. minced fresh mint
2 tsps lime zest -- minced

Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add the garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Stir in he rice and sauté 2 minutes.

Add the water or stock, lime juice and salt; bring to a boil.
Cover pan, reduce heat and simmer 18-20 minutes, or till the liquid is absorbed.
Let rest, covered, for 5 minutes.
Stir in the cilantro, mint and lime zest and serve.
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:42 AM   #10
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Fettucine us great with grilled shrimp. You can use the whole wheat kind, which is delcious. All you need to dress it is olive oil, garlic, S&P. You can use the Morton's Lite Salt, which is potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride.
Or you can make a bechamel sauce (white sauce) for it...we love it that way.
I didn't mention using cheese, because I'm not sure if he's allowed any.
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