Stuffed Shrimp with Lemon-Pomegranate Glaze

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Stuffed Shrimp with Lemon-Pomegranate GlazeRecipe
Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
This sweet-tart appetizer goes best with a classic pilsner, such as Pilsner Urquell from the Czech Republic, Redhook ESB, or a Thai beer, such as Singha.
12 servings (serving size: 2 shrimp and 2 teaspoons sauce)


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1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
24 unpeeled jumbo shrimp (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 tablespoon Hungarian sweet paprika
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
Cooking spray
Cilantro sprigs (optional)


To prepare sauce, combine first 7 ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Remove 2 tablespoons sauce; set aside. Reserve remaining sauce for dipping.

Preheat oven to 425°.

To prepare shrimp, peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact.

Cook chopped onion in boiling water for 2 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Place onion in a large bowl.

Place chicken in a food processor; process until coarsely chopped. Add chicken, paprika, and next 11 ingredients (paprika through 2 garlic cloves) to onion; stir well.

Place the shrimp in a single layer on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Arrange shrimp on their sides, so that each forms a "C" shape. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of chicken mixture into the center of each shrimp. Gently press the chicken mixture until it touches sides of shrimp.

Brush shrimp with 2 tablespoons sauce. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes or until shrimp are done and stuffing is firm. Serve with remaining 1/2 cup sauce. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Created date

March 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 145
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 4.9 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 2.7 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 18.4 g
Carbohydrate 6.4 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Cholesterol 103 mg
Iron 2.2 mg
Sodium 263 mg
Calcium 52 mg