Saturday, January 29, 2011

Individual Shrimp Casseroles

We had these last night and I didn't get around to posting until this morning.  This recipe is again from the Light Cooking for Two page 111:

5  ounces  orzo, uncooked
1/2  pound  unpeeled medium-size fresh shrimp
Olive oil-flavored vegetable cooking spray
1/4  teaspoon  olive oil
2  teaspoons  minced garlic
3/4  cup  peeled, seeded, and chopped tomato
1  tablespoon  dry white wine
1/2  cup  shredded fresh basil
1 1/2  teaspoons  chopped fresh oregano
Dash of freshly ground pepper
1/4  cup  crumbled feta cheese

Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Set aside, and keep warm.

Peel and devein shrimp; set aside.

Coat a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add oil. Place over medium-high heat until hot. Add garlic, and saute 30 seconds. Add tomato, and saute 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add shrimp and wine; saute 2 minutes. Add basil, oregano, and pepper; saute 2 minutes or until shrimp turns pink.

Combine shrimp mixture and orzo, stirring well. Spoon mixture evenly into 2 (2-cup) casseroles coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with feta cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 500° for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

Nutritional Information
Calories:394 (15% from fat)
Fat:6.4g (sat 2.6g,mono 0.0g,poly 0.0g)

To start with, I could not find my individual corningware so I had to use soup bowls.  No substitutions were made.  We didn't even have to use a bunch of bowls and mess up the kitchen. I thought it was incredibly yummy but the hubby thought the feta was too strong of a cheese for this recipe. It's ironic since I'm the one who an't stand feta, lol.  We both agreed that fresh parmesan or even Gruyere would have been better (milder).  I will definitely make this again!

On a side note, tonight is our anniversary and the hubby is making beef wellington!!  I'll post the recipe and review tonight :D.


1 comment:

  1. Can't tell by the pic how the meal looked.