Saturday, December 21, 2013

Smoky Shrimp and Parmesan-Polenta Cakes

                                  Makes  4  servings
Serve with salad greens splashed with vinaigrette---Smoked paprika , available in supermarkets , is nice to spice up sour cream

1                         tablespoon olive oil
1                         pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
1/4                      cup dry white wine
1                         tablespoon chopped fresh chives 
1                         tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2                      teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
1                         17-ounce tube polenta , cut into 8 (1/2-inch) slices
                             **Cooking spray**
8                         teaspoons marinara  sauce
8                         teaspoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1                          tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 . Preheat broiler .
2. Heat oil  in a large skillet over medium-high heat . Add shrimp to pan ; saute 3 minutes or until done , stirring frequently . Remove from heat , stir in wine , chives , juice and paprika , tossing to coat . Keep warm .
3 . Place polenta slices on baking sheet coated with cooking spray . Top each slice with 1 teaspoon sauce and 1 teaspoon cheese ; broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts . Place 2 polenta slices on each of 4 plates ; top each serving evenly with shrimp mixture . Sprinkle with parsley .


  1. Dear Nee,
    Love shrimp and polenta! So this is a delicious combination. Such an easy and appetizing dish. A great meal for anytime..Thanks for sharing, Blessings...Have a great weekend, Dottie :)

    1. Hi Dottie, Busy days , but yet you want a delicious and fast dish to put on the table , thanks for stopping by :).

  2. Oh, yum! How delicious this must be! Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Hi Nellie , it's very delicious and tasty , you are welcome , thanks for stopping by :)

  3. These look so good! Shrimp and polenta is such a nice combo, isn't it? Love the smoked paprika - that stuff is so addictive! Thanks.

    1. Hi John , yes the smoked paprika is addictive , thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Hi Nee, this is so delicious and tempting. Here's wishing you and your family Merry X'mas and Happy New Year :)

  5. Hi Ivy , Thanks , I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year :)


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