Baked shrimp are juicy and flavorful

02/14/2013 12:00 AM

02/13/2013 9:59 AM

Baked Shrimp and a Love Apple side dish is a 15-minute dinner that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day. The cooking method leaves the shrimp juicy, firm and flavorful.

Love apple, La Pomme D’Amour, is the name given to the tomato by the French in the 16th century. It’s also known as the Valentine Fruit.

This meal contains 594 calories per serving with 21 percent of calories from fat.

Helpful hints

• Any type of small pasta or leftover pasta pieces can be used.
• Grated Parmesan cheese is used in both recipes. If grating your own, prepare amounts for both at one time.

Countdown

• Heat oven to 350 degrees.
• Place water for pasta on to boil.
• Make shrimp.
• While shrimp bakes, make pasta.

Shopping list

To buy: 3/4 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp, 1 container plain bread crumbs, 1 small bottle dry white wine, 1 box orzo, 2 ripe tomatoes, 1 bunch fresh basil and 1 small piece Parmesan cheese.

Staples: Olive oil, salt and black peppercorns

Linda Gassenheimer is the author of over twenty cookbooks including her newest, Fast and Flavorful-Great Diabetes Meals from Market to Table and The Flavors of the Florida Key., Visit Linda on her web page at www.DinnerInMinutes.com or email her at Linda@DinnerInMinutes.com, follow her on twitter @LGassenheimer.

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