June 13, 2011 in Features

Dinner in Minutes: Juicy shrimp in a few


This Baked Shrimp takes less than 15 minutes to make. It is a quick, light dinner using a cooking method that leaves the shrimp juicy, firm and flavorful.

Baked Shrimp

1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 tablespoons plain bread crumbs

Salt and fresh ground black pepper

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/4 cup dry white wine

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place shrimp in a small baking dish just large enough to hold them in one layer. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and salt and pepper to taste; toss to make sure shrimp are well-coated.

Drizzle oil over shrimp. Pour wine into baking dish and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and turn on broiler. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese and place under broiler for 1 minute. Watch carefully; it will brown quickly.

Remove from broiler and serve with orzo and spinach.

Yield: 2 servings.

Nutrition per serving: 168 calories, 5 grams fat, 1gram saturated fat; 179 milligrams cholesterol, 302 milligrams sodium, 5 grams carbohydrate, no dietary fiber, 1 gram sugar, 22 grams protein.

Roman Spinach With Orzo

1/2 cup orzo (or other small pasta)

10 ounces fresh washed, ready-to-eat spinach

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons raisins

2 teaspoons olive oil

Salt and fresh ground black pepper

Place a medium-size saucepan three-quarters full of water on to boil. When water comes to a boil, add orzo and boil 9 to 10 minutes. Drain and set orzo aside.

Put spinach in the same pan and add water and to cover. Cook over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes.

Stir in raisins and orzo. Add olive oil and toss about 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Yield: 2 servings.

Nutrition per serving: 258 calories, 6 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, no cholesterol, 114 milligrams sodium, 43 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams dietary fiber, 8 grams sugar, 10 grams protein.

Linda Gassenheimer is the author of 14 cookbooks. Visit her Web page at www.DinnerInMinutes.com or e-mail her at Linda@ DinnerInMinutes.com.

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