Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Holy Shrimp Potatoes.....Batman!

Oh...My....Gosh!! These potatoes were delicious! I don't know if you remember, but my friend Penny brought twice baked potatoes over for our pre-party dinner. It was a great dish to have with the kabobs, but certainly not a healthy version. I remember her grating Gruyere cheese and having added full fat sour cream and other yummy dairy products into the potatoes. Even though they were delicious, they were pretty high calorie.

Paula's original potato recipe was pretty high cal, but a few changes and it became a much more reasonable dish.

I started out with my favorite frozen shrimp. I shop at Walmart to keep my food budget down and they don't have fresh shrimp. These frozen shrimp thaw in just a few minutes, and have a great flavor when cooked.

I also realized when I was collecting ingredients, that I didn't have any Parsley :( I think you definitely want to add it, because it will help add a little color to the dish.

When you get to the part of scooping out the potato innards, make sure you are slow and careful. One false move, and you have a torn potato, which is not so great in the presentation department (still yummy though)!

As I am sure you have already figured out....I loved this dish. I didn't really balance it out with any veggies, but I can say I was absolutely stuffed!

Here are the facts:

Taste: Second please!!!!

Waist: Tighten your belt a notch.....add a salad and you have a whole dinner around 400 calories

Shrimp Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

6 medium potatoes
3 tsp Canola oil
4 tbsp Smart Balance Light
2 cups, grated 2% Mexican mix cheese (reserve 2 tbsp for topping potatoes)
2 cups light sour cream
1/2 tsp salt substitute
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp parsley
12oz shrimp, peeled and deveined

Rub 6 potatoes with 1 tsp canola oil. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for one hour.

Sautee shrimp in a medium frying pan in 2 tsp Canola oil, drain. Set 6 whole shrimp to the side and chop the remaining shrimp.

Mix together the chopped shrimp, cheese, sour cream, salt sub, pepper and parsley.

When the potatoes are cooked, remove from the oven and cut the top third off. Carefully scoop out the inside of the potatoes and add it to the shrimp mixture. Using an electric mixer, mix thoroughly. Gently re-stuff the potatoes with the new shrimp mixture. Top each potato with one whole shrimp, 1 tsp cheese and paprika for color.

Bake the potatoes for another 20-30 minutes or until browned. Enjoy!


  1. Oh these look so good! A combination of two of my favorites (potatoes and shrimp). Thanks for sharing another great recipe. This would be especially good during the fall. Yum!

  2. It's a lot of food for one person... but well worth the full stomach! When Kat told me that it was only 310 calories, my jaw hit the floor. How could something this tasty be so healthy (relative, of course)?? Looking forward to being a taste-tester again tonight :)

  3. Wow, great lookin dinner. When you gonna come cook for me?? :) Love ya cuz!