Shrimp Skewers With Garlic and Guindilla Pepper
Try this simple shrimp skewers tapas recipe with prep, cooking and ingredients that are easy and beneficial for people with arthritis.
Entertaining won’t be a chore with these shrimp skewers on the menu. Tapas are small snacks or appetizers that don’t take a lot of skill or effort to whip up, making them ideal for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), says celebrity chef Seamus Mullen, who has RA and has appeared on a variety of Food Network shows.
To make this recipe you will need a sharp knife for prepping ingredients, four bamboo skewers and a skillet for searing. Having tongs on hand for turning and picking up the skewers while cooking will also prove helpful.
Nutrition information (per serving)*: Total Fat (14.2g); Carbohydrates (2g); Sodium (68mg); Sugar (0g); Fiber (1g); Cholesterol (34mg); Protein (5g)
3 oz. fresh rock shrimp
2 dried guindilla peppers (substitute 1 tsp. red pepper flakes if guindillas are unavailable)
1 clove of garlic, thinly sliced lengthwise
1 tsp. chopped parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Put shrimp on skewers
Skewer shrimp on four 6-inch bamboo skewers.
2. Make the marinade
Combine the remaining ingredients and mix well.
3. Marinate the skewers
Pour the mixture over the skewers and let them marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
4. Season and sear
Season the skewers with salt and pepper, and sear in a hot pan.
- This recipe includes ingredients that can benefit your arthritis. Garlic, for example, contains a compound called diallyl disulphine, which may reduce the enzymes that damage cartilage and olive oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
- Because tapas are meant to be low maintenance you can prepare them in advance or family and friends can pitch in. This can relieve some of the burden on you and hopefully reduce the potential for added arthritis pain.
- Quindilla peppers are mild chilies that are popular in the Basque region of Spain and are often served pickled as tapas themselves. You may find them dried or in jars at your local specialty grocery store.
*Disclaimer: All nutritional information provided is approximate and based on USDA measurements. Actual amounts may vary based on exact ingredients used, how they are prepared and serving size.
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