The sprinkle of calorie-free sweetener helps round out the flavors in this dish by balancing the acidity of the tomatoes and the saltiness of the cheese. It's the same reason Italian grandmothers add a pinch of sugar to their tomato sauces.

Recipe by Oxmoor House January 2005


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4 servings (serving size: 1 gratin dish)


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  • Preheat broiler.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add shrimp; cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until done. Divide shrimp evenly among 4 individual gratin dishes; set aside.

  • Return pan to medium-high heat. Add green onions and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add tomatoes, oregano, basil, sweetener, and red pepper; cook 3 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Spoon tomato mixture evenly over shrimp, and sprinkle with cheese.

  • Broil 5 minutes or until cheese softens (cheese will not melt).

  • carbo rating: 7


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Nutrition Facts

237 calories; fat 8g; saturated fat 3.8g; protein 30.5g; carbohydrates 10.3g; fiber 2.7g; cholesterol 213mg; iron 4.3mg; sodium 561mg; calcium 224mg.