Heart Healthy Recipe: Shrimp with Mango & Basil

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - On 'THV This Morning', we show you how to make a lot of great meals for your family.

    On this Medical Monday, Alexis Sims with the American Heart Association shows us how to make a heart healthy dish.

    This stir-fry is an Indian feast of sweet shrimp, mangoes and spicy basil -- and it's guaranteed to evoke dinnertime ooh's and ahh's.

    Shrimp with Mango & Basil
    Serves: 4
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Marinating Time: 30

    1 pound raw shrimp (21-25 per pound), peeled and deveined, tails left on
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    1 large ripe, firm mango, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (see Cook Tips)
    1 bunch scallions, green tops only, thinly sliced
    1/4 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

    Toss shrimp with salt, cayenne to taste and turmeric in a medium bowl. Cover; refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; place the shrimp in a single layer and cook until the undersides turn salmon-pink, about 1 minute. Flip them over and cook for 1 minute more. Add mango, scallion greens and basil and cook, stirring, until the shrimp is just cooked and starts to barely curl, 1 to 2 minutes.

    Nutritional Analysis
    Calories Per Serving 182
    Total Fat   5g
    Saturated Fat  1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Cholesterol  168 mg
    Sodium   352 mg
    Carbohydrates  16g
    Fiber   3g
    Protein   20g
    Potassium  474mg

    Dietary Exchanges
    1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 lean meat

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