A Bit of Light Christmas Fare

December 24th, 2012

Christmas in Brasil is often celebrated on Christmas Eve.  Families will gather together around tables heavily laden with rich, delicious food.  It’s an important time to relax and enjoy the time spent with friends, family and loved ones.

The following day, meals are usually smaller and more casual.  For ViX designer Paula Hermanny, she loves to serve light and healthy dishes.  With seafood being her absolute favorite, she opts for one of her signature recipes: shrimp couscous. 

Though not a traditional holiday meal, shrimp couscous still works great for the season.  It’s simple to make and calorie concious, all while giving your Christmas an exotic twist!

Below is an easy recipe, direct from Paula’s kitchen:

Ingredients

Olive oil

Lemon juice

Salt

Pepper

Tomatoes

Cilantro

Cashews

Shrimp

Couscous

Prepare the couscous according to package instructions and set aside.  Chop vegetables and nuts and set aside, as well.  Sauté the shrimp in olive oil until they are opaque and pink.  Mix all the indgredients together, drizzle with a bit of olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy for a light and nutritious holiday meal!