Healthy Ranchero Style Shrimp is such a fresh, full of Mexican flavor and quite delicious dish that you have to try! This is great if you are trying to lose weight, integrate in your clean eating diet or just to try a healthier version of the traditional Camarones Rancheros dish. You can eat for lunch, dinner, even breakfast, maybe?
I created this on the spot and it tasted so amazing, that my Mom even asked me for the recipe. Is just how much she loved it!
I honestly am obsessed with spicy dishes. I just can’t eat something without some level of spiciness. I add serrano, jalapeño or any hot sauce to any dish I make. You will fall in love with the aromas from this Healthy Ranchero Style Shrimp dish and you will want to keep making it again and again.
I hope you make my healthy version of Healthy Ranchero Style Shrimp and love it as much as my Mom did.
How can Healthy Ranchero Style Shrimp help you lose weight?
This is a low-no carb meal, which is perfect if you are trying to lose weight or even if you are just trying to eat healthier (clean eating). This is a low-no carb meal because it has vegetables, which are considered simple carbohydrates. Simple carbs are veggies and fruits. The type of carbs you need to monitor are complex carbs, such as pastas, cereals, starchy veggies and legumes.
I’d advise to eat complex carbs during morning hours, around your workouts or when you know you will need energy. If you are eating this as a pre or post workout meal, add 1/2 cup brown rice or quinoa. If you eat this in the afternoon or if you will be sitting down (desk jobs) and won’t use energy, I’d suggest to pair up with a salad or 1-2 cups of mixed steamed veggies.
To learn more about carbohydrates, which to eat or not, read my blog How to Start Eating Healthy | Part 1 Carbohydrates
Healthy Ranchero Style Shrimp Recipe
Makes 1 lb
- 1 lb cooked, peeled, deveined and tail on shrimp
- 2 Tomatoes
- 1/4 cup Purple Onion
- 1-2 serrano o jalapeños
- 1 bunch Cilantro
- Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle
- Ground Black Pepper
- Sea Salt or Himalayan Sea Salt (optional)
You can add more of the vegetable ingredients if you like.
- Dice tomatoes, hot peppers, cilantro and purple onion, set aside.
- Put a skillet on medium-high heat and add frozen shrimp. I did mine with frozen shrimp and placed directly on skillet (no added oils since it will cook under steam). If you have defrosted shrimp, add a little water to skillet and cover to create steam.
- Add tomatoes, hot peppers, and purple onion, seasoning and cover skillet. Cook until shrimp is tender and defrosted or around 5 minutes.
- Uncover and drain some of the excess water.
- Add cilantro. Cover again for another 5 minutes.
- You can add more tomatoes, cilantro or onion if you want more veggies. This is how I did it and it turned out amazing.
Mary Miranda Fit