I was reading an old “US” Magazine today and I came across an article about celebrity diets. One in particular caught my attention, the Mediterranean diet. On this diet you snack on things like olives, cheese, fresh seafood, whole grain bread and the best part about this diet is that drinking wine is a main component! A diet full of cheese, olives and wine? Sounds like my kind of situation! I decided to cook a simple Mediterranean inspired meal tonight so I could have an excuse to poor myself a nice glass of wine (hey, its part of the diet!)
Olive Oil 2 TBS
Vinaigrette 2 TBS
1 ½ LBS peeled shrimp (I don’t like de-gunking shrimp so I bought it already peeled)
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
12 chopped Kalamata Olives
1/3 cup Feta Cheese
1 cup Mushrooms cut up (optional, I like mushrooms so I included them)
Serve over rice (I chose Couscous… it’s my new obsession)
1. Heat large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 1 TBS EVOO and 1 TBS Vinaigrette and Shrimp – Cook Shrimp until done (Pink)
2. Remove shrimp from pan and add mushrooms first and 1 TBS EVOO and 1 TBS Vinaigrette. Add tomatoes and cook until heated.
3. Remove pan from heat, add shrimp again and sprinkle with Feta cheese
4. Serve over rice
My boyfriend loved this dish. He is so proud of me and my new adventure in cooking! Be sure to try this meal out and don’t forget to have a nice glass of wine with it!