Thursday, April 4, 2013

Shrimp Burritos

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...We've been eating a bit lighter than usual this week. I've flirted with this recipe for months now and I decided that with small adjustments, these burritos  would be perfect for our dinner tonight. While they are a bother to make, I can happily report they are absolutely delicious and worth the fuss. They are not truly hard to make, but their assembly is a four step process and you'll end up using more pots and pans than you normally  associate with  quick meal preparation. Three frying pans later, I'm still of the opinion that these burritos are worth it.  You'll need cooked shrimp to begin their assembly. You can boil or steam them yourself if that's your want, but the precooked market variety will work just as well in this recipe. There are two elements that make these burritos standouts. One is the Mexican rice filling  and the other is a yogurt sauce that's flavored with chipotles and the adobo sauce in which they are packed.  If you are counting calories or fat grams, feel free to use a low-fat version of refried beans or simply cut back on the amount you use in the assembly of the burritos. This is a wonderful recipe for a Meatless Monday meal and I hope you'll give it a try.  The only thing it lacked was a bit of green to give it more color.  I added a  1/3 cup of cilantro to the ingredient list to remedy that.  I am not a huge fan of Mexican cooking, but  I really enjoyed these and I think you will, too.  I found the recipe at Blog Chef. Here is how the burritos are made.

Shrimp Burritos...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Blog Chef

12 ounces cooked shrimp (with tails removed)
2 tablespoons garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup onion (chopped)
3/4 cup long-grain white rice
3/4 teaspoon cumin
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1-1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup canned petite diced tomatoes
Chipotle Sauce
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoon pureed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 (10 inch) flour tortillas
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup salsa
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

1) Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook while stirring until tender. Stir in  rice, season with garlic salt and cumin. Cook until the rice is lightly toasted (about 5 minutes). Pour in  chicken broth and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed. Set aside.
2) In a small saucepan, stir together refried beans, 3/4 teaspoon of garlic salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Cover and warm over low heat until heated through.
3) Coat a skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and garlic, sauté shrimp until they are heated through and lightly browned.
4) In a small bowl combine yogurt, mayonnaise, and chipotle peppers until smooth. Refrigerate until needed.
5) To assemble each burrito. Warm tortillas in Microwave so they are easy to fold. Place about 1/4 cup of cheese on each warm tortilla. Top with about 1/2 cup of shrimp. Top with 1/4 cup of refried beans, and then 1/4  cup of rice. Spread on about a tablespoon each of salsa and chipotle sauce, sprinkle with a tablespoon of cilantro, then  roll up and serve. Yield: 6 burritos.

One Year Ago Today: Russian Easter Bread

Two Years Ago Today: Baked Herbed Shrimp

Three Years Ago Today: Roasted Yellow Pepper Soup

Four Years Ago Today: Beggar's Chowder - A Crock-Pot Recipe


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh these look so delicious and that Easter Bread from this past year looks so yummy also!

Cindy said...

These look like they are worth the work! I have been playing around with halibut tacos. The rice really makes it. This rice looks perfect. The sauce also looks great. What a wonderful combination of flavors.

Unknown said...

good morning dear Mary I love burritos and yours looks very delicious blessing have a nice day simmy

Ginny Hartzler said...

YUM! These are the freshest looking burritos I have ever seen.

Alicia Foodycat said...

Gorgeous! I do love a well-filled burrito.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

It sounds like they were worth all the different steps and washing up Mary.

Kim said...

I'm sure these are worth it! Love the idea of shrimp burritos!

Sugar et al said...

I love anything Mexican and shrimps. Together this is heaven! The pictures are mouthwatering!

Unknown said...

I love shrimp burritos.. and I'll take the large mess for such a delicious little treat! Loving the chipotle sauce the most (of course)!!

Diane said...

Mmmmm I could just eat one of those right now, they look perfect for a hungry tum :-) Have a good day. Diane

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

We are addicted to Mexican food.. We sometimes eat it twice a week!!! Love your version of a shrimp burrito!!

David said...

Mary, We've had fish, pork, beef and bean burritos, but never shrimp burritos. Great idea! Thanks for the recipe... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Anonymous said...

MMM!! I would eat this every day for lunch if I could. This is a perfect recipe for spring and summer dinner. Thanks for the inspiration!


yes i've been on an EATING LIGHT ZONE too lately... in fact for the past week, i've been on a spinach wrap daily with what ever left over i have. burrito is definitely way to eating light for me too!

Happy Spring!

sississima said...

I love burritos, bye SILVIA

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes said...

We LOVE Mexican food. We are also trying to eat healthier this week, too :)

Unknown said...

Mary, pleas don't do that after easter holidays!

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Mary!

I see you're still creating absolute goodness! I love the addition of rice in this recipe and of course Shrimp. I adore shrimp which reminds me, I really should save this recipe. I have a feeling Marion will be more than enticed!

Thank you so much for sharing...

teresa said...

i don't eat near enough shrimp, these look wonderful!

Tanna said...

chipotle and cilantro!! wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!! i'd have to go to the local Mercado for fresh tortillas. yum! blessings ~ tanna

Related Posts with Thumbnails