Shrimp With Tomato Wine Sauce & Polenta

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 30 min 4
Shrimp With Tomato Wine Sauce & Polenta
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1 cup Polenta, dry
6 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Granulated sugar
1/2 tsp Salt (or to taste)
1 bunch Green onion (dark and light green segments separated and thinly sliced)
1/2 tsp Crushed red pepper
3 tbsp Tomato paste, canned
1/2 cup White wine, dry
681 gm Shrimp, raw (shelled and deveined)
1/4 cup Parsley, fresh (coarsely chopped flat-leaf)
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp Lemon peel (zest) (finely grated)
1 dash Black pepper (Freshly ground; to taste)


  • Make the polenta.  In a medium saucepan, combine 6 cups of water with the sugar and bring to a boil. Slowly whisk in the polenta.  Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 8 - 10 minutes. Turn off heat. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the olive oil and season with sea salt. It will be soft and sauce-like.  Place lid on saucepan to keep warm.
  • Make shrimp and sauce. In a large pan, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil. To create onion-infused oil, add the light green onion segments and sauté for 3 – 5 minutes until they start to brown, then discard. 
  • Add dark green onion segments and crushed red pepper.  Cook over moderate heat for 1 minute. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, until slightly darkened, about 3 minutes. Add the wine and 1/4 cup of water and simmer over moderately high heat for 1 minute.
  • Add the shrimp and simmer, stirring, until just cooked through, about 2 minutes. Stir in the parsley, lemon juice and lemon zest and season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat.
  • Rewarm the polenta over medium heat, whisking constantly.
  • To serve, spoon polenta in the center of a shallow bowl.  Top with shrimp & sauce.  Garnish with additional parsley.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 491
Calories from fat 196
Calories from saturated fat 28.6
Total Fat 21.8 g
Saturated Fat 3.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 15.2 g
Cholesterol 274 mg
Sodium 517 mg
Potassium 693 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32 g
Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
Sugars 6.5 g
Protein 37 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.7
Meat 1.9
Vegetables 0.5

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