Recently Susan purchased a cookbook (The I Love Trader Joe’s Cookbook) reviewed in this article by Elizabeth Kelley, a fellow beepwire.com columnist. While browsing through the book, Susan came across this recipe and decided to try it. Although all ingredients are available at Trader Joe’s, if you don’t have one close by (her’s is just a mile away) you can easily substitute ingredients from your local supermarket. The cookbook even gives you suggestions on how to do this.
I didn’t have any parsley in the refrigerator, so substituted feathered green onions for the garnish.
Not wanting to make a special trip to the store on a rainy day, I used two cloves of garlic, minced, for the frozen Trader Joe’s garlic cubes.
I also used a thin skinned red potato, cut into about 1″ cubes instead of the Trader Joe’s teeny tiny potatoes. Youkon Golds or fingerling potatoes would work well too (just use a potato with a thin skin that you don’t need to peel).
- 2 oz diced pancetta
- 2 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 cubes Trader Joe’s frozen garlic cubes
- 1 lb teeny tiny potatoes (leave whole)
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1 lb large shrimp (21-25 per pound)
- Preheat oven to 450.
- Heat olive oil in ovenproof saute pan.
- Add potatoes and saute over medium high heat till softened and golden, about 15 minutes.
- Add the pancetta, garlic, red chile pepper flakes, shrimp and white wine. Season with salt and pepper. Stir.
- Place in preheated oven and roast till shrimp are just cooked through, about 10 minutes.
- Garnish with chopped parsley.
- Serves 4.
Served with a green vegetable or salad, this would make a delightful dinner for family or company.
% Daily Values*
- Total Fat 12.85g 20%
- Saturated Fat 2.838g 14%
- Polyunsaturated Fat 1.532g
- Monounsaturated Fat 5.217g
- Cholesterol 182mg 61%
- Sodium 450mg 19%
- Potassium 600mg
- Total Carbohydrate 24.66g 8%
- Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
- Sugars 1.13g
- Protein 28.09g
- Vitamin A 5%
- Vitamin C 18%
- Calcium 7%
- Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
Buy It Local:
Though all ingredients are available at your local Trader Joe’s, feel free to substitute items purchased at your favorite supermarket, and farmer’s market (in season),
Shrimp for this dish was purchased at Safeway in Elk Grove. Normally priced at $9.98 per pound, it was on sale for $7.91 with your Safeway Club Card. ALWAYS smell your seafood to be sure it is fresh–if it smells like fish, keep shopping!
The next day, Rolly made an omelette from the leftovers. Here’s that recipe.
Susan is a native Californian who is happiest in the kitchen cooking for family and friends. Rolly, her husband of over 40 years, often joins her. Although their methods and culinary styles are widely different, they always manage to cook up something interesting and there’s usually a story to tell about the process.
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