Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp Recipe

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Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp
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  1. Butterfly shrimp by cutting down through the back most of the way through the shrimp.
  2. Devein and press to flatten, cut side up, on a cookie sheet or large shallow baking pan.
  3. Press with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  4. Combine muffin crumbs, nuts, and crabmeat in a medium bowl, and set aside.
  5. Saute onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until softened.
  6. Add parsley, jalapeno peppers, capers, and Worcestershire sauce.
  7. Reduce heat; add lemon juice, cream cheese, and feta cheese.
  8. Mix thoroughly, allowing to heat just until cheese is smooth and mixed with vegetables.
  9. Remove from heat, and add to crumb mixture.
  10. Toss together gently until thoroughly combined.
  11. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  12. Place 2-3 Tbsp of cheese mixture on top of each shrimp, molding and smoothing to cover.
  13. Place in freezer for about 30 minutes to firm.
  14. If deep frying battered shrimp, preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  15. Make batter by beating together egg and beer, wine, or water; if using beer, beat a little extra to reduce foam.
  16. Add all remaining ingredients, and mix just until dry ingredients are combined with the liquid.
  17. Let batter rest about 5-10 minutes.
  18. Heat about 2 of oil to 375 degrees F in a large saucepan or deep fryer.
  19. Dip prepared shrimp in batter one at a time, holding by tail, allowing excess batter to drain from shrimp before placing in hot oil.
  20. Cook 4-6 at a time until browned, turning once.
  21. Remove to a pan lined with paper towels and keep warm in the oven while cooking remaining shrimp.
  22. Allow oil to return to 375 degrees F before cooking each batch.
  23. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, tartar sauce, and/or cocktail sauce if desired.
  24. If baking breaded shrimp, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  25. Lightly oil baking sheet and sprinkle lightly with breadcrumbs.
  26. If breading, brush tops of prepared shrimp lightly with egg-wash.
  27. Press breadcrumbs onto surface until they adhere, and place on baking sheet.
  28. After all shrimp are coated, sprinkle with paprika and drizzle with melted butter.
  29. Bake for about 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  30. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice, if desired.
  31. If serving naked, sprinkle prepared shrimp lightly with paprika, and bake as above, until lightly browned and bubbly.
  32. Naked shrimp can also be cooked on the barbecue, over low to medium coals.
  33. Place on oiled grate, cheese side up.
  34. Do not turn unless you love the taste and smell of burning cheese.
  35. Cook, covered for about 10 minutes.
  36. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1987.3 Kcal (8320 kJ)
Calories from fat 1034.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 114.91g 177%
Cholesterol 370.3mg 123%
Sodium 5275.1mg 220%
Potassium 899.45mg 19%
Total Carbs 200.47g 67%
Sugars 42.84g 171%
Dietary Fiber 14.69g 59%
Protein 50.08g 100%
Vitamin C 24.8mg 41%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 10%
Iron 10.9mg 60%
Calcium 676mg 68%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 311.14 Kcal (1303 kJ)
Calories from fat 161.92 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.99g 177%
Cholesterol 57.98mg 123%
Sodium 825.9mg 220%
Potassium 140.82mg 19%
Total Carbs 31.39g 67%
Sugars 6.71g 171%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 59%
Protein 7.84g 100%
Vitamin C 3.9mg 41%
Iron 1.7mg 60%
Calcium 105.8mg 68%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 48.5
  • 55

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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