Navigation Club’s January Recipe Of The Month


Jan 20


Garlic Shrimp on Spinach and Parmesan Cheese

By: AARP – Staying Sharp

Parmesan cheese lends an intriguing flavor accent to garlic- and lemon-steamed shrimp in this recipe. And it’s under 200 calories per serving.

Prep/Cook Time: 20 Minutes, Servings: 2


  • 8 ounces fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on if desired. In a small bowl, toss together shrimp, oil, garlic, lemon peel and pepper. Place a steamer basket in a wok or large skillet with a tight-fitting lid. Add water to just below the basket.
  2. Place shrimp in a single layer in a steamer basket. Cover and place over medium-high heat. Steam for 5 to 6 minutes or until shrimp are opaque (start timing when work is placed on the burner). Remove shrimp and keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, wash spinach. Arrange spinach evenly in steamer basket. Cover and steam for about 2 minutes (start timing immediately) or until wilted. Divide spinach between two serving plates. If desired, thread shrimp onto 6- to 8-inch wooden skewers. Place shrimp on top of spinach. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Serve with lemon wedges.

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