Special Diet - Created Date : 24.8.2019
I guarantee these flavor-filled easy shrimp lettuce wraps will score you big points with all your guests!?? Not only are they delicious but also hearty and filling, with tons of protein! Which – I must say – makes my carnivorous hubby one really happy guy.??
Plus they’re quick and easy. Just what you need when you’re entertaining and want to be part of all the fun.?? You can whip them up in less than 20 minutes (no longer than the half time show) so they’re the perfect app for the second half.??
What I love about these sausages is that they taste amazing AND they’re good for me. No sacrifices being made with these yummy hearty healthy meat sticks. They have 70% less fat than pork sausage, plus no gluten, nitrites, nitrates, preservatives or artificial ingredients. And the smoked andouille is great because it’s pre-cooked, so just heat and serve.
Can you even stand it!????
Less about my love and adoration for this Andouille Sausage and more about this amazing recipe to make with them!??
How To Make Andouille Sausage and Cajun Shrimp Lettuce Wraps:
I chop up one onion, red pepper and celery stalk. Sauté them in 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil with hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, for about 7 minutes.
While the veggies are cooking, I add some spices and lemon juice to 1 pound of rock shrimp and let them marinate for a few minutes.
Add garlic, tomatoes and thinly sliced fully cooked Andouille Sausage. Cook that for a few minutes so the flavors of the sausage cook into the vegetables, then add the rock shrimp and all the yummy marinade.
Saute for 2 more minutes, and it’s ready to serve. All you need is some rinsed and dried Boston bibb lettuce and it’s game on!
Seriously, when this appetizer hits the table your guests will be on it like a fumble in the end zone. You may need shoulder pads to serve this to your guests! For real.??
Andouille Sausage and Cajun Shrimp Lettuce Wraps – a delicious, healthy, hearty app that will satisfy all your guests, or another addition to your list of easy weeknight dinners!?
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Stir the fresh minced garlic into the veggies in the sauté pan, and cook for 1 more minute.
Add Andouille Sausage and diced tomatoes and bring to a simmer, then add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
Spoon two tablespoons of the sausage and shrimp mixture into each piece of lettuce, and sprinkle with green onions and parsley.
*Prep ingredients ahead of time: You can chop the onions peppers and celery ahead of time and store in resealable plastic bags until needed. If you're using the green onion and parsley for garnish you can chop those ahead and store as well.
Microwave cooking and nutrition
Are microwaves bad for your health? Almost every American house has a microwave. The convenience they offer is undeniable. However, despite the widespread use of microwave ovens and excellent safety recordings, some people suspect that cooking microwaved food makes it somewhat less healthy by removing foods from eating. Do you cook with microwave? Are microwave foods healthy?
How does microwave cooking work?
Understanding how microwave ovens work can help clarify the answers to these general questions. Microwave ovens cook food similar to radio waves but using shorter energy waves. These waves are highly selective, mainly affecting water and other electrically asymmetrical molecules - one end is positively charged and the other is negatively charged. Microwave ovens cause these molecules to vibrate and rapidly generate thermal (heat) energy.
Are microwaves safe to cook?
Some foods, when they are exposed to heat, from a microwave oven or a normal oven, are broken down. Vitamin C is perhaps the most clear example. However, since microwave cooking times are shorter, cooking with microwave does a better job of preserving vitamin C and other nutrients that are decomposed when heated.
When going to the vegetables, cooking in water takes some of the nutritional values ??because the nutrients flow into the cooking water. For example, boiled broccoli loses glycosinolate, a sulfur-containing compound that can give vegetables the ability to fight against cancer (and many find it distinctive and some find it disgusting). Steaming vegetables - even steaming microwave - is it better? In some ways, yes. For example, steamed broccoli holds more glucosinolate than boiled or fried broccoli.
Are microwaves bad for your health?
The method of cooking, which keeps the nutrients in the best way, is a method that quickly heats, warms food and uses as little liquid as possible. The microwave meets these criteria. Using the microwave with a small amount of water evaporates food from the inside out. It contains more vitamins and minerals than almost all other cooking methods and shows that microwave foods can be really healthy.
But let's not get lost in details. Vegetables are good for you in any way you prepare, and most of us don't eat enough. Is the microwave oven good or bad? Microwave is an engineering wonder, a miracle of convenience - and sometimes advantageous in feeding.
Learn more about safe microwave cooking. See. "Microwave food in plastic: Is it dangerous or not?"