Garbanzo Pearl Onion Shrimp

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1 pound raw shrimp
1 bag pearl onions
1 can garbanzos drained
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 smashed garlic cloves
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon old bay
1/2 cup white wine
sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste

Accentuate with limes or sherry

In a tall pot heat the olive oil and saute onions until golden, stirring often. Add garlic and salt, cook for 3 minutes. Add rest of ingredients but shrimp and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Add shrimp and continue to simmer until shrimps are cook, about 7 minutes. Serve with limes. Serves 4

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FYI: Shrimp are loaded with protein, vitamin D, vitamin B3, and zinc, shrimp are an excellent, carbohydrate-free food for anyone determined to shed off pounds. Zinc supplementation of zinc deficient subjects has been shown to increase the levels of circulating leptin. Leptin is a hormone that plays a key role in regulating the body’s energy expenditure, fat storage, and appetite. Insufficient leptin levels are believed to be the primary cause of food cravings, overeating, and obsession with food. The iodine in shrimp is good for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland which controls the basal metabolic rate, or the rate at which the body consumes energy at rest. Iodine deficiency can result in sluggish thyroid activity which in turn can lead to weight gain or hinder weight loss.

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