Monday, March 12, 2012

SO EASY and NO CARB Shrimp Parmesan with Steamed Broccolini

What an awesome sports weekend for P and I... both the Colorado Buffs and Florida State Seminoles won and are in the NCAA championship!

So, to celebrate we made a super yummy and of course healthy dinner.  Shrimp parm with garlic broccolini paired with one of our favorite cheap Trader Joe's wines.  This recipe is inspired from one of my family's favorite restaurant's, The Palm, and I have to say it tasted just like it - DELICIOUS and surprisingly simple.

This recipe only requires 5 main ingredients:

1/2 - 1 lb. Good Quality Jumbo Shrimp (pre-cooked, peeled and deveined at room temp)
1 Can or Jar of Your Favorite Marinara Sauce (the one below from T.J. rocks!)
1 Bag of Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella
1 Bunch of Broccolini
2-4 Garlic Cloves (minced and sauteed in olive oil with red pepper flakes, sea salt and cracked pepper)

* Please excuse our grubbiness (we were totally scrubbed out in our Alma Maters!)

Go Noles!

Go Buffs!

Lay your room temp shrimps out on a foil lined baking sheet with the edges folded up (for easy cleaning)

Pour your marinara sauce over all the shrimp until fully covered

Top the marinara with A LOT of yummy shredded mozz

Put in the oven on Broil 
(since the shrimp are already cooked, you just want to reheat them until the  cheese on top becomes all melty and bubbly)

While your shrimp is broiling (make sure to keep a good eye on it!) You can steam your broccolini or boil it in salted water until tender, then drizzle it with your seasoned and garlic infused olive oil.

You can garnish the shrimp with a little parsley (if desired) and the broccolini with freshly grated parmesan cheese (Prescott's favorite - he puts it on everything - even guacamole)

Pour you and your loved one a glass of Trader Joe's Velvet Moon Cabernet Sauvignon ($6)
Usually I pair seafood with white wine, which Trader Joe's also has a great white "Honey Moon" but since this particular dish is in a red sauce, we wanted something a little more bold and full bodied :)

Plate and enjoy!  Seriously delicious.

We cheated with homemade garlic herb cheesy rolls (I will post those on another occasion!)

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