I’ve never had Shrimp Newburg, so I would have no idea how it should taste.
That’s pretty much how I cook. Find a recipe that sounds good, then take my chances. Keeps my life and cooking exciting. I have my share of failures, but this recipe is a success.
This lightened up version of Shrimp Newburg comes from Rachael Ray. I have to assume that a true Shrimp Newburg recipe would be loaded with cream and lots of butter. I’m glad Rachael lightened it up for me.
What a terrific combination of bite-sized pieces of shrimp in a cream sherry sauce. Rachel’s recipe didn’t call for asparagus. I think my version is better. Gotta get those veggies in whenever I can. Besides asparagus is in season, and inexpensive. Don’t you think it adds wonderful color and crunch?
Don’t look too closely, I was out of brown rice, so I had to use white rice. Yikes! Time to stock the pantry again. I’m embarrassed to say, I enjoyed every bite. White rice is a treat in my house.
Happy, healthy cooking!
- 2 cups rice, cooked
- 3 tsp butter
- 1 ? cups fat free milk
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, then cut into thirds
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 large shallot, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups asparagus, thin stalks cut into 2" pieces
- ¼ cup sherry
- salt and pepper
- 1. Heat large saucepan over medium heat. Add butter, onion and asparagus. Saute for 5 - 10 minutes until asparagus is crisp tender.
- 2. Add flour to saucepan and cook another minute.
- 3. Combine milk and cornstarch. Whisk until smooth and add to saucepan.
- 4. Cook until slightly thickened, then add sherry and shrimp. Cook another 3 minutes until shrimp is no longer translucent. Salt and pepper to taste.
- 5. Serve with rice.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Shrimp is low in fat, and higher in cholesterol; however, studies show that it can raise HDL and triglyceride levels. It has B12 for hearth health, omega-3 fatty acids for anti-inflammatory effects, and antioxidants selenium, copper and zinc.
Asparagus tops the charts in vitamin K and folate. It’s also a good source of vitamins C and A. Folate is essential for a healthy cardiovascular system. Asparagus also contains potassium, making it a natural diuretic.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 4.53g
Total Carbs: 37.48g
Dietary Fiber: 2.31g
Weight Watchers Points 7
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