Photographer: Burris, Ken
Publish Date: 2008-10-01
Yield: 8 servings
Total Time: 45 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 3, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Allow the cold baking dish to warm slightly before placing in a hot oven.
Shrimp with spicy tomatillo-and-cilantro sauce, a common combination in coastal Mexican cuisine, make bright-tasting enchiladas. Precooked shrimp help get them on your table in a hurry.
- 1 pound peeled cooked shrimp, (21-25 per pound; thawed if frozen), tails removed, diced
- 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 2 4-ounce cans chopped green chiles, (not drained)
- 2 cups canned green enchilada sauce, or green salsa, divided
- 12 corn tortillas
- 1 15-ounce can nonfat refried beans
- 1 cup reduced-fat shredded cheese, such as Mexican-style, Monterey Jack or Cheddar
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- Preheat oven to 425 degree F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
- Combine shrimp, corn, chiles and 1/2 cup enchilada sauce (or salsa) in a microwave-safe medium bowl. Cover and microwave on High until heated through, 2 1/2 minutes.
- Spread 1/4 cup enchilada sauce (or salsa) in the prepared baking dish. Top with an overlapping layer of 6 tortillas. Spread refried beans evenly over the tortillas. Top the beans with the shrimp mixture, followed by the remaining 6 tortillas. Pour the remaining sauce (or salsa) over the tortillas. Cover with foil.
- Bake the enchiladas until they begin to bubble on the sides, about 20 minutes. Remove the foil; sprinkle cheese on top. Continue baking until heated through and the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes more. Top with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.
Per serving: 320 calories; 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 1g mono unsaturated fat); 136 mg cholesterol; 37 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 7 g fiber; 538 mg sodium; 421 mg potassium
Nutrtion Bonus: Fiber (28% daily value), Vitamin C (25% dv), Calcium (20% dv), Iron (20% dv).
Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 2 starch, 2 lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings: 2
- Degree of Difficulty
- Special Health Consideration(s)
- Low Calorie
- High Fiber
- Low Sat Fat
- High Calcium
- Heart Healthy
- Seasons & Occassions
- Super Bowl
- Main Ingredient(s)
- Dairy & Soy
- Dish Type(s)
- Main Dish
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