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Shrimp Creole For 2 Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen home economists came up with this recipe for shrimp simmered in a well-seasoned tomato mixture. The zesty main dish is sized just right for two.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 cup clam juice or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup shrimp mixture, calculated without rice) equals 228 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 176 mg cholesterol, 640 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the green pepper, onion, celery and garlic in oil until tender. In a small bowl, combine the clam juice or broth and tomato paste; add to the pan along with parsley and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in shrimp; cook 5-6 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink. Serve over rice. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Creole in Light & Tasty June/July 2003, p58

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup shrimp mixture, calculated without rice) equals 228 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 176 mg cholesterol, 640 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 vegetable, 1 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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