Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Jacqueline Whitehart
March 24, 2014 (Read the Full Recipe)
Jacqueline Whitehart from 52 Recipes blog brings you another spring and summer, light and refreshing 5:2 Fast Day (FD) meal that’s perfect for any intermittent fasting lifestyle. Enjoy Barbequed Tiger Prawns with Saffron Aioli in under 10 minutes, while Susie T. of Fast Days Healing Days shares the value of 10 minutes! Real FD food in 10 minutes. Can’t beat it!
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Do you want to know what 10 minutes means to you from a fast day diet perspective? 10 minutes could make the difference between fast day success or fast day epic fail. I know there are days when my tummy tries to convince me that my throat has been cut and death is eminent if I don’t get food in the next 10 minutes. But we all know, that’s a big fat lie from something that’s trying to kill us (the fat around our internal organs, sending nasty grams to your brain). 10 minutes to deliciousness. Anyone can stave off hunger for 10 minutes, right?
Jacqueline Whitehart brings us a tasty—nah…a GORGEOUS and delicious, springtime entrée, again. Yes, “Again!” I said.
And in under 10 minutes of active time, you too could be enjoying this stellar, Barbequed Tiger Prawn with Saffron Aioli. (Sure, there’s an hour of marination time, but that’s time you throw stuff in a bowl, stir, throw the bowl in the ice box and go about your business without thinking about it.) You can’t count that time! You spend that time doing other things, like doing a quick set of power lunges, push-ups and planks—rev-up your metabolism while in a fasted state! Or, you could spend that time enjoying a refreshing Fast Day (FD)-friendly mocktail, or sharing a great conversation with your sweetie or friend, reading a book, catching up on correspondence—so many opportunities with an hour of down-time. Or maybe you simply relax. Just kick back and relax.
Heck, if you really want to be Susie Homemaker, you could prepare the marinade and shrimp the night before, then put the shrimp in to marinate before leaving for work. Just be sure not to add the lemon juice to the shrimp until just prior to serving. Adding lemon zest to the marinade is fine, because the lemon oil only flavors the shrimp, but lemon juice (aka acid from the juice) actively “chemically cooks” proteins and alters consistency and structure.
Here’s how the recipe sequence would look:
- Cook the shrimp the night before & make the marinade and saffron aoli.
- Add the shrimp to the marinade before work. Stir and cover tightly.
- Make a quick salad without the dressing.
- Refrigerate both.
- Go to work.
- Walk in the door and get changed out of work clothes into play clothes. Turn the grill on to preheat.
- Cook the shrimp. Toss the salad with dressing.
- Bam! Dinner’s ready in under 10 minutes.
The important point in all of this is that in UNDER 10 minutes, you can make this 5:2 fast day dinner and look like a true gourmet. The recipe comes together with 5 minutes of prep. FIVE minutes. Five minutes to prep a real food, deeply nutritious and flavor-packed entrée. That’s quicker than it takes for take-out food and quicker than ordering from your local delivery. It’s quicker than shopping in the frozen food isle or in the ready-made section of your favorite grocery store. Five minutes for prep. And the best part? It only takes four minutes to cook it and get it on your plate. So 10 minutes, soup-to-nuts, and you have a home-cooked, real food meal on your plate, on your fork, and approaching your hungry, 5:2 or 4:3 (aka ADF, EOD or JUDDD) belleh.
You’re welcome. And thank you Jacqueline Whitehart!
Jacqueline Whitehart, best-selling author of three delicious and helpful cookbooks (that in our opinion are a must-have in your cookbook collection—especially if you follow an intermittent fasting lifestyle or 5:2 fasting plan, or if you watch your calories and want to maximize nutrition), continues with her assault on spring, bringing us another delicious spring recipe, sure to dazzle our taste buds in less than 10 minutes.(Pssst: Jacqueline’s latest book, The Complete 2-Day Fasting Diet is available in the UK now, and is scheduled for release in the US, May 6.)
Let springtime begin!
So don’t delay! Hop over to Jacqueline’s blog and grab the recipe for dinner tonight!
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