Shrimp Melange Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Shelled shrimp1 Pound (Fresh / Frozen)
 Frozen artichoke hearts9 Ounce (1 Package)
 Cornstarch5 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Paprika1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1 Dash
 Skim milk1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
 Dry white wine1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Shredded swiss cheese3 Ounce (3/4 Cup)
 Cooked rice2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
 Dried basil1⁄8 Teaspoon, crushed
 Dried oregano1⁄8 Teaspoon, crushed
 Paprika To Taste
 Butter/Margarine1 Tablespoon, melted
 Fine dry bread crumbs3 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1960 Calories from Fat 425

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 48 g74.1%

Saturated Fat 25.6 g128.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 808 mg

Sodium 2818.1 mg117.4%

Total Carbohydrates 213 g71%

Dietary Fiber 7.2 g28.8%

Sugars 27.5 g

Protein 149 g298.1%

Vitamin A 81.3% Vitamin C 36.8%

Calcium 158% Iron 127.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Thaw shrimp, if frozen.
Prepare artichoke hearts according to package directions; set aside.
In medium saucepan combine cornstarch, salt, the 1/2 teaspoon paprika, and the pepper.
Gradually stir in skim milk.
Cook and stir till mixture is thickened and bubbly.
Stir in dry white wine; heat through.
Reserve 1/2 cup of the sauce for dieter.
Stir Swiss cheese into remaining sauce; cook and stir till cheese melts.
Set aside.
Combine rice, basil, and oregano.
Place 1/4 cup of the rice mixture in the bottom of a 10-ounce casserole for dieter.
Place remaining rice in a 1-quart casserole.
Drop shrimp in 3 cups boiling, lightly salted water; reduce heat and simmer gently 1 to 3 minutes or till shrimp turn pink.
Drain the shrimp.
Combine shrimp and cooked artichokes.
Top dieter's rice mixture with 3/4 cup shrimp-artichoke mixture and the 1/2 cup reserved sauce.
Top large casserole with remaining shrimp-artichoke mixture and cheese sauce.
Sprinkle both dishes with additional paprika.
Combine butter or margarine with bread crumbs; sprinkle bread crumbs atop large casserole.
Bake large casserole in a 350° oven 10 minutes, then place small casserole in oven.
Bake both casseroles 20 to 25 minutes more.