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Tasty Tamarind-Cashew Shrimp, Clam and Asparagus Salad

September 2, 2009

Here’s what was for dinner last night:


Main Food Ingredients: Mixed greens and arugula salad, Avocado, Yellow squash, Wild Clams, Wild Shrimp, Asparagus, Cherry tomatoes, Cucumbers, Cilantro and goat cheese.

Other ingredients: Coconut oil, Balsamic vinegar, Tamarind, Agave nectar, raw cashews, 2 Garlic cloves, Ground black pepper, Ground cumin.

Rinse clams well to remove sand, lay clams evenly across a cookie sheet or baking dish. Cook in a preheated oven at 350 for 7-10 minutes or until shell open, discard any unopened shells.
In a pan or skillet at medium heat add coconut oil, then garlic, squash, asparagus, and shrimp. Cook for about 5 minutes.
Mix these ingredients together in a bowl:
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon tamarind
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews
  • 2/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Add the tamarind-cashew mix to the pan or skillet and simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and cool while putting together the spring-arugula salad, cherry tomato, avocado and cucumber. Place several baked clams filled with tamarind-cashew shrimp mix on top of salad, sprinkle with a touch of goat cheese and gorge!

Meal prep time 30 minutes.

Very tasty cave-man friendly meal that is balanced with ample protein, fat, and some carbohydrate mostly from vegetable.  Get your grunt-on and whip this up for breakfast, lunch or dinner…whichever is more contrarian for you:)

Your health coach,

Dr. Ryan Hewitt

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2009 12:31 pm

    Looks delish! Quick q. what is tamarind and where do I find it?

  2. drhewitt permalink*
    November 3, 2009 2:51 am

    Here’s a link to the wikipedia page
    It’s basically a fruit that grows on a tree that is fairly sour but adds a nice kick in sweet and sour sauce, jamaican jerk sauces or Indian Chutney sauce. You can find it at any local grocery store that has ethnic food aisles or Whole foods 🙂

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