Recipes for Health: Sauteed Shrimp with Artichokes

Recipes for Health: Sauteed Shrimp with Artichokes

Recipes-for-Health-Sauteed-Shrimp-with-Artichokes1Recently, Doctor Oz did a show on How to Stop Cancer Growing Inside of You, and brought Dr. William Li, a Cancer Researcher at the Center for Biomedical Research, on the show. In his work, Dr. Li studies the use of food as opposed to medicines manufactured in labs, because many foods have natural ingredients that inhibit the growth of cancer.

One of the five foods that Li told Dr Oz can prevent cancer from growing inside of you was artichokes. Here is one of our artichoke dishes, we hope you enjoy and make sure to send us your feedback at the bottom of the article. This recipe serves 4.


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound large shrimp, shelled and de-veined
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 14-ounce can of artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, and quartered
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy, large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and saute’ until pink on both sides. Remove shrimp from pan.
  2. Add shallots and garlic to the pan and saute’ over low heat until soft, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat and add wine. Turn on heat to medium-high; stir to deglaze pan and cook until almost evaporated. Add artichokes, lemon juice, and thyme and bring to a boil. Add shrimp back to pan and cook until heated through, 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with parsley, and serve immediately.

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