Thursday, May 14, 2009

Shrimp & Bean Packets

Welcome to another edition of Not So Fat Fridays. I clipped this recipe from my Better Homes & Gardens & knew I wanted to make it sooner than later. While the name isn't exciting, it made for a delicious & quick weeknight dinner tonight & one I will definitely be making again. It filled my tummy & fulfilled me completely!!! All the flavors just came together so beautifully for a simple & healthy meal. 

1 1/4 lb. medium fresh or frozen shrimp
1 15oz can cannellini beans, rinsed & drained
1 large fresh tomato, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel
1 tblsp lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil (I omitted this)
1 tsp Old Bay or seafood seasoning
4 slices country style bread, toasted
Fresh basil and/or shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Thaw shrimp if frozen. Peel & devein shrimp; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Fold four 24x18-inch sheets of heavy-duty foil in half. On center of foil, evenly divide beans, tomatoes, shrimp & onions. Drizzle with broth, juice & oil. Sprinkle seasoning, lemon peel & black pepper.

Allowing room for steam to build, fold together narrow ends of foil; seal with double-fold. Place packets on baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Carefully open packets. Serve with bread. Top with basil & Parmesan. Makes 4 servings.

~ Nutrition facts: Calories 335, Total Fat (g) 5, Saturated Fat (g) 1 ~

{My Thoughts}

Instead of country style bread I wanted to go even lighter so I took one slice of whole wheat bread, brushed it with the little olive oil I passed on in the dish, sprinkled it with a little salt & pepper, a lot of garlic powder & a bit of Tuscan spice blend (optional) & then broiled it under low 6 inches from the heat for less than 2 1/2 minutes. I didn't miss the fat laden garlic bread at all. I also used roasted garlic chicken broth for a little added flavor to the packets.

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Have a great weekend everyone. No plans here except visiting you & making up for the last 2 weeks of no shows!!!!!!


sassy stephanie said...

WHooooooo's numba one? I say numba one! It's Sassy, go Sassy!

Another delish looking dish. And, one I have all the ingredients for!

starnes family said...

Anything with shrimp pleases me and I love how you adjusted the bread. Wish you cooked for my house!

Maria said...

Boy does that look good! Have a great weekend!!

Pam said...

Yum...I am trying to do more healthy cooking lately - this looks fantastic.

Stereos and Souffles said...

I love cannellinis!

Mommy Mac said...

Love this recipe!

Shrimp and bread, ummm, duh????

Perfect and light.

So I got a food post coming where near the stellar-ness of you, Mrs. Foodie...but it's coming.

Have a super weekend!!!

.mac :)

Reeni♥ said...

That looks hearty and delicious!!

FROGGITY! said...

I just love SHRIMP! That looks tasty. I think I am hungry... yep... definitely hungry...

The Blonde Duck said...

You think I could do tuna or white fish? I'm allergic to shrimp!

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

Hey Steph, looks yummy! How's the new job? I have an award for you on my blog today!

Fresh Mommy said...

Haha, so funny that you mentioned the name because that's the first thing I thought. Looks better than it sounds though.


simpledaisy said...

Looks awesome!! And that might be a nice light dish to bring to a party!!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

YUM! I am loving shrimp lately so will try this one!

Ronda said...

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Tiaras & Tantrums said...

your photo is so pretty!! I love cannellini beans!!!

ModernMom said...

I honestly didn't know beans could look so good!

Lula! said...

Of course I printed it out...and even if it didn't taste delicious, it's so colorful. I love a colorful plate.

Chef Chuck said...

Sounds delish, anything with Tuscan spices!! I am in :)

Life with Kaishon said...

These do sound good : ).

wanto said...

Yummy, try this food