Sunday, September 27, 2009

Shrimp in Sherried Garlic Tomato Sauce

This is an elegant but simple to prepare meal that is so good your family will think you spent hours over a hot stove. The succulent flavor of shrimp bathed in the distinctive flavor of sherried garlic tomato sauce give this glorious seafood dish an unexpected fresh and lively taste that is perfect for your guests at any dinner party or celebration. A side dish of about 2/3 cup pasta and a 2 cup portion side salad will round out this meal if you like to 3 protein exchanges, 3 carbohydrate exchanges, 2 vegetable exchanges and 3 fat exchanges. Just save your fat exchanges during the day so you can splurge for this great dish without going over.
Shrimp in Sherried Garlic Tomato Sauce
8 ounces uncooked large shrimp, peeled and devained
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/4 cup dry Sherry
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1 - 14.5 ounce can whole tomatoes, no salt added
6 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
2 Tbsp. olive oil
black pepper to taste
Blend the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of the dry sherry and the white pepper. Coat the shrimp with this mixture and marinade, covered and refrigerated, for about 10 to 15 minutes.
In the meantime, pour the canned tomatoes into a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Pour through strainer to remove any seeds. Set aside.
Preheat a large saute pan on medium high heat and add the olive oil. Lightly brown about one garlic cloves worth of slices to flavor the oil, remove and set aside. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and let the excess drip off before placing in the garlic oil. Cook shrimp for about 90 seconds on each side, until lightly browned. Remove and set aside. Pour the strained tomatoes into the saute pan and bring to a gentle simmer and reduce heat. Add the rest of the raw garlic and sherry. Season to taste with black pepper and simmer for about 15 minutes. The sauce will reduce and thicken slightly after about 15 minutes. Stir in the parsley and grated cheese and add shrimp back on top of mixture to reheat for about 10 seconds or so. Serve with pasta if desired and garnish with the browned garlic chips.

Nutrition Facts
Yields 2 Servings
Amount Per Serving

Calories 329.5
Total Fat 16.5 g
Saturated Fat 3.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.6 g
Cholesterol 133.2 mg
Sodium 300.6 mg
Potassium 246.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 16.6 g
Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
Sugars 6.4 g
Protein 21.6 g
This recipe = 1 carbohydrate exchange

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