Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food.
-Erma Bombeck, Housewife and Humorist

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In Spain this recipe is everywhere and goes by the name Gambas Aceitunas. There's a multitude of variations but I like this one. The acidity of the green olives goes great with the sweetness of the shrimp. You can use almost any ingredients - green onions, red onions, pine nuts, basil, dill - there are so many variations. Making them spicy is a great choice. I love serving this over rice or pan fried potatoes.


Shrimp with Olives - Low Sodium Version

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 4 ounces shrimp

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

Serve with Roasted Potatoes or Yam Home Fries or Yam Home Fries - Low Sodium Version


Serve with Romaine with Heirloom Tomatoes with Orange Vinaigrette and Romano Cheese or Healthy Caesar Salad or Roasted Beet and Fennel Salad or Salad with Sweet Soy Dressing and Goat Cheese or Spinach and Garlic or Spinach and Garlic - Low Sodium Version or Zucchini Salad

4 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
2 shallots (minced)
6 large green olives (thinly sliced)
2 Tbsp slivered almonds
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
8 ounces shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1/4 cup white wine
2 Tbsp fresh oregano

Place the olive oil in a skillet over medium - high heat.

When the oil is hot add the garlic, shallots, olives and almonds. Cook, tossing frequently, for about 5 minutes until the shallots begin to soften. Add the pepper and shrimp.

Cook, tossing frequently, for about 6 - 8 minutes. As the shrimp begin to turn pink add the white wine and oregano. Cook for about one minute more until the shrimp are done. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces shrimp

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 342 Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value
Total Fat 17g 27%
    Saturated Fat 2g 11%
    Monounsaturated Fat 11g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 397mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 15% Iron 29%
Vitamin K 12 mcg Potassium 509 mg
Magnesium 85 mg