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Shrimp is the New Saturday Night Special

Going out or ordering take out on Saturday has been a long time favorite of our family and many others. Dean and I have come to love this dish. While it is amazing, it is quick to make and very affordable. I did some comparisons of prices at the end of the recipe. Check it out. 

Saturday Night Special

1 pound medium shrimp (I use frozen)

salt to taste

3-4 garlic cloves or 1 Tablespoon garlic

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half

2 cup spinach

Heat a pan to medium heat. Add the olive oil and sauté the garlic until you see the edges begin to brown. As soon as the garlic starts to brown, add the shrimp, tomatoes, and spinach to the pan. Spread the shrimp out evenly to cook. Cook until shrimp turns pink and the spinach is very wilted.

Total cost for this meal,

$5 for the shrimp, remember I used the frozen

$.25 garlic, probably even less.

$1.50 for the cherry tomatoes. The package cost $2.98 but I didn’t use it all.

$ .75 for the spinach. I’m just guessing here. The package was huge and I only used 2 cups. After this meal I’ll still have the tomatoes and spinach to make a salad at another time. I used olive oil and lemon juice that I had in my cupboard and fridge already.


$7.00 Total cost for this meal for two. It takes under 10 minutes to make too!

1 serving contains, 1 serving of protein, and 2 servings of vegetables.

Compare to a sub sandwich picked up at a convenient location

1 Large meatball sub $5

1 small bag of chips $1.19

That is $6.19 without tax for just one person. (potato chips are not a veggie)

Fiesta Chicken or Shrimp


Fiesta Chicken or Shrimp
Recipe Type: Main Dishes
Author: Coach Nancy
  • 6-8 ounces chicken breast, cut into thin strips or 3-4 ounces shrimp
  • 3 Tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup of spotlight bell peppers, cut into strips
  • ½ cup of onion, sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 Tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  1. Mix all of the ingredients, except for the olive oil. Allow to marinade for several hours.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil once the skillet is hot.
  3. Throw the meat onto the skillet and move around as it cooks over the high heat.
  4. Once the meat is almost done, take the remaining contents of the marinade and throw them into the skillet.
  5. Allow them to cook for a few minutes until hot, but not soggy.
  6. Serve on a platter, and enjoy.
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