Friday, November 20, 2009

Spicy Shrimp Casserole

I was having a craving for shrimp. I came across this recipe in Diabetic Living Magazine. It was pretty good. I made some adjustments, of course. My husband loved it, but I think next time I'll leave out the tomatoes and have a salad on the side. It's very easy and quick to make (other than cooking time), which is great for after work one night.

Spicy Shrimp Casserole
6 - 6 inch corn tortillas, cut into bite sized strips*
1 cup bottled green salsa
1 cup shredded reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)*
1/2 cup light sour cream
3 Tablespoons flour
1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro*
1 - 12 ounce package frozen, cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp, thawed
1 cup frozen yellow and white whole kernel corn
1 medium tomato*

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place half of the tortilla strips in the bottom f a lightly greased 2 -quart baking dish, set aside. Arrange remaining tortilla strips on a baking sheet; bake 12 to 14 minutes or until crisp.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together salsa, cheese, sour cream, flour, and 2 tablespoons of the cilantro. Stir in shrimp and corn. Spoon shrimp mixture over tortilla strips in baking dish.

3. Bake 40-45 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with baked tortilla strips, tomato and remaining 2 tablespoons of cilantro.

4. If desired, serve with 1/4 cup light sour cream divided among servings.

*Tortillas - I used low carb whole grain flour tortillas. I really like them, they add an interesting flavor, and you don't need as many. Plus, with what's left over, you can make some chips to have with salsa later.

*Cheese - We tried chipotle cheddar. It was really good.

*Cilantro - I don't like cilantro. At all. So, I didn't add it.

*Tomato - I cooked it into the casserole, but I still didn't like it. I don't like tomatoes too much, unless they are in some sort of sauce. Like I said, I think I may omit them from my serving of the casserole next time.

Sorry about the picture quality, I must have had it on the wrong setting, but it was really yummy!


Melissa said...

"Spicy" and "shrimp" just makes me perk right up. Nice one. :)

Are you one of those folks who think cilantro tastes like soap?

Tink said...

Nah... I just don't like it. I love the way it smells, but I do not like the taste. Or leafs in my food. ;-) (I spelled that wrong on purpose)

Melissa said...

I totally took it that way because it sounds like something Steve and I would say. *Giggling* That is funny though, most people either love it or hate it.

Tink said...

Really? I thought it was just me. :-)