Easy, versatile, and quick to cook, shrimp is a high-protein, low-calorie alternative to other meats and fish.
A little sugar might seem out of place in the three-pepper spice rub here, but it caramelizes during cooking to give the shrimp a lovely browned look. The fresh vegetable mix has a nice sweet-sour flavor to balance the spicy shrimp. Load shrimp and veggies into tortillas for great Southwestern shrimp tacos.
To make this recipe a sustainable choice, buy Pacific white shrimp farmed in fully recirculating systems or inland ponds. For a milder dish, use only 1 teaspoon black pepper.
Roasting shrimp in the oven is a hands-off route to bringing out robust flavor; the method also helps prevent overcooking, keeping shrimp tender. Prep tip: It's easier to grate the rind before juicing the lemon.
There are lots of sustainable shrimp options available; ask at the seafood counter to ensure you're making the right choice. If you have trouble finding lemongrass, substitute ½ teaspoon grated lemon rind.