As the days of my Hubby’s keto diet are getting longer and longer, it’s really challenging me to create more keto-friendly recipes. Here I am, just yearning for one pasta night. Since my Oysters Rockefeller recipe has been so very popular, I thought why not do a take on this amazing appetizer, using shrimp. Honestly, I am not sure at this point which recipe I like more. They are both incredible. Also, I am thinking this Shrimp Rockefeller would make for one amazing pasta dish. See, I have pasta on the brain! Believe me, I will make this happen very soon!
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Although it is not necessary, if you want to purchase these cute baking shells, click here. Not only did I use them as the baking vessel for this recipe, they came in super handy for my Parmesan Baked Scallops. Seriously, are they not adorable? They came perfectly packaged and can be reused, over and over again. Alternatively, use an oven-safe baking dish. If you are serving this Shrimp Rockefeller as an appetizer, consider two shells per person (four shrimp per person). The shells are large enough to hold two, 16 to 20 count shrimp. For larger count shrimp (8 to 10 per pound), one shrimp per shell, will suffice.
HOW TO MAKE SHRIMP ROCKEFELLER
This is definitely one of those appetizers you can prepare ahead of time. Store in the fridge until you are ready to bake. Chop the bacon. Add it to a pan and allow to crisp up. While the bacon is doing its thing, place the spinach in a bowl. Microwave for about thirty seconds. Chop and reserve. Rinse the shrimp. Season with kosher salt and black pepper.
Remove a few pieces of bacon and reserve for garnish. Add the minced shallots and garlic to the pan. Cook for just about a minute. Try not to brown, or burn. Toss in the spinach. Pour in the white wine to deglaze the pan. Loosen up any browned bits. Cook for another minute, or two. Stir in the tomato paste. Combine the heavy whipping cream. Allow the mixture to cook for just a few more minutes. You will notice the sauce thicken. Taste for salt.
Heat the oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay on the baking shells. Fill each shell with two shrimp. Feel free to remove the tail. Top each with a few generous spoonfuls of the sauce. Sprinkle each with freshly grated parmesan cheese. As mentioned earlier, if you do not have the baking shells, prepare using an oven-safe dish.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. The shrimp should no longer be translucent, and will be pink in color. Turn on the broiler for a minute to brown up the cheese. Optionally, sprinkle on a touch more Parmesan cheese, prior to broiling.
TO FINISH AND SERVE
Place the shells on a platter. Garnish with the reserved bacon pieces and fresh chopped parsley. Serve this amazing Shrimp Rockefeller with lemon wedges. ENJOY! As I alluded to above, I will be trying this recipe with pasta. I will share the how-to very soon!
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