Thursday, April 8, 2010

Shrimp with Roasted Red Pepper Cream

This was one of the meals we had for dinner this week.  My husband really likes it a lot and it is quick and easy to make- in addition to having less than 7 grams a fat per serving and around 40 grams of protein- we won't mention the sodium or cholestrol count!!

  • pasta of your choice- I ended up using fettucine because I made the sauce a little thicker- thin spaghetti also works fine
  • 6 oz of roasted red peppers- you can find these in a jar at the market
  • 4 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup juice from your roasted peppers or use chicken broth
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper and smoked paprika
  • 1 lb. cooked and peeled shrimp
  • basil for garnish is desired
Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.

Process peppers and next 4 ingredients in a food processor until smooth.  Pour mixture into a large skillet.

Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until throughly heated- stir often.  Add shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes.  Remove from heat and serve over the pasta.  Garnish with basil if desired.

 I am linking up with Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday. 


  1. Alecia, I said outloud, "Oh my goodness, I would love that". The thought of putting cream cheese and roasted red pepper together in a sauce is fabulous. I will make this one. WOW! Thanks!

  2. This sounds yummy! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my tofu recipe. My hsb loves it. he usually orders it when we are out so I decided to try making this. He ate is as a snack but I think it would be great on a salad

  3. As soon as I saw the title to this I had to come over and check it out! I'm bookmarking this recipe. I will love it, my hubby will love it and my six kids will love it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lordy lord. I need this is my life. Tonight if not sooner.


  5. This sounds absolutely fabulous. It seems pretty low cal which I totally need right now! Thanks for a great recipe!!! ;)

  6. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious. I found your blog by chance but will be back often to see more of what you've been cookin'. This is a very pleasant spot to visit. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  7. You've got a winner with this one, Alecia! I can't wait to try it & I honestly have everything in the house to make it, too. I love it when that happens & I don't have to make a list for the grocery store.

    Good luck with your strawberry plants! I had a raised bed at one of our houses. Hated to leave that behind.

    Pat the pretty kitty for me & give Lauren a hug, too. Tell her I captured Caroline playing the piano with my new camera & will soon post a video of it, just like her's ...when I figure out how. LOL


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