Thursday, June 3, 2010

Spicy Shrimp Pan Roast

Want a one pot meal that's a breeze, healthy and tasty? You've found it. Well, to be fair, I found it. From Cooking Light! Geez, I love that magazine. I did have to make some changes but all-in-all, it was a good start.  Here are some pictures of the process.


What ya need:
1  pound  small red new potatoes, halved
2  tablespoons  olive oil
3/4  teaspoon  salt, divided
1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper, divided
3/4  pound  unpeeled large shrimp
1/4  pound  Spanish chorizo, thinly sliced
1  pound  green beans, trimmed
4  garlic cloves, chopped
1/2  cup  pilsner beer
1/2  teaspoon  Spanish smoked paprika
2  red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
1/4  cup  fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

What ya do:
Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine taters, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a large roasting pan, tossing well to coat potatoes. Arrange potatoes in a single layer, cut side down, in pan. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned.
While potatoes cook, peel shrimp, leaving tails intact. Devein shrimp, if desired. Set shrimp aside.
Stir chorizo, green beans, garlic, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper into pan. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes, or until green beans tender. Add beer, paprika, and bell pepper, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Tuck shrimp into vegetable mixture. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until potatoes are browned and crisp, and green beans are tender and shrimp are done. Sprinkle with fresh parsley leaves.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 392
Fat: 15.5g (sat 3.8g,mono 8.5g,poly 2.4g)
Protein: 28g
Carbohydrate: 36.6g
Fiber: 7.7g
Cholesterol: 129mg
Iron: 4mg
Sodium: 590mg
Calcium: 127mg

If I were you, I might blanch the green beans and potatoes before baking them, just to ensure a cooked center. I like a little crunch in my veggies, but I should stress little. If you like more bite, then just follow the recipe exactly! It's a fresh meal, for sure! Perfect for these late spring nights. Ta Ta!


Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

I love how this recipe makes a giant pan of food! Perfect for lunches through the week (or one particularly humongous dinner) :)

Magic of Spice said...

Wow what a spread and beer included. This is how to get a guy to eat his veggies:) Really looks great and love the ingredients!

Sprigs of Rosemary said...

Two of my husband's (well, mine, too!) foods -- shrimp and sausage. And light to boot? Can't beat that. Thanks for finding. . . and sharing!

Chef Dennis Littley said...

what a great meal!! I love that its all done in one pan.....great presentation!!

Drick said...

wow, everything I love, all in one pan - wow - a must on my list