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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
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Corn-and-Shrimp Tortilla Soup

Corn-and-Shrimp Tortilla Soup

1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
4 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut into 1/4-inch strips
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 (16-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice
2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 4 ears)
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add tortilla strips, and sauté 4 minutes or until crisp. Remove strips, and drain on paper towels.
Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan. Add bell pepper and next 5 ingredients (bell pepper through tomatoes); sauté 4 minutes. Stir in broth and clam juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Add corn and shrimp; cook 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove from heat; stir in onions, cilantro, lime juice, and black pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Divide strips evenly over each serving.

Note: To freeze up to 1 month, place cooled soup in an airtight container. Thaw in the refrigerator.
4 servings (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)

Nutritional Information
CALORIES 353(24% from fat); FAT 9.3g (sat 1.6g,mono 2.4g,poly 4.2g); PROTEIN 33.2g; CHOLESTEROL 196mg; CALCIUM 169mg; SODIUM 719mg; FIBER 5.6g; IRON 5.9mg; CARBOHYDRATE 36.9g
Cooking Light, JULY 2000

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