Saturday, September 10, 2011

Italian Shrimp Parmesan Stuffed Peppers Recipe




6 green or red peppers cleaned and seeded and hollowed out leaving a empty cavity

1 cup of quick cooking rice raw
1 1/2 cups frozen baby shrimp thawed (easier to stuff them with but you can use larger ones if you like)
 1/4  teaspoon garlic powder, cayenne pepper, basil, oregano
 salt and pepper to taste
1 egg slightly beaten
4 tablespoons of grated cheese
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 small can of tomato sauce 4 oz
Sauce:
1 can tomato paste mixed with 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white wine (extra water for the bottom of pan)
Mix in a bowl, add 4 fresh garlic cloves peeled minced fine
Set aside.
Topping
1/2 cup italian flavored panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon pecorino romano grated cheese
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, oregano
dash of cayenne pepper
Mix all above ingredients in a bowl together and set aside
2 cups mozzarella cheese
olive oil

In a large bowl mix, egg, shrimp, tomato sauce, herbs,  raw rice, spices and cheese. Mix together well, proceed to then stuff peppers. Place in lightly sprayed baking dish. Top with bread crumb mixture. Drizzle the tops with olive oil.
Pour the tomato wine sauce on the bottom of  the baking dish with water and cloves of garlic. Spoon tomato paste wine sauce around the sides of the peppers in the pan, while baking baste the tops with sauce adding more water if it gets too thick. Bake for at least 40 minutes or until tender. Five minutes before they are done sprinkle with mozzarella, broil until cheese is browned.

I love to serve bow tie pasta on the side or whatever your favorite pasta is preferred.

21 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

What a comforting and delicious meal you have prepared!

Federica said...

These stuffed peppers are very rich in taste and flavor. I like your suggestion very much, I've to try it ^_^ Bye, have a good week end

Dzoli said...

Never filled peppers with any sea food.You gave me idea now:)

Curt said...

Now we're talking. I love shrimp!

StephenC said...

So, tell us where the "Italian" peppers comes into play.

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious. I am always looking for a unique way to stuff a pepper or tomato! Thanks.

Shia said...

Your table setting and food looks lovely =) It looks like such a homey Sunday dinner.

Gastronome Tart said...

I love stuffed peppers. These look delicious!

Gastronome Tart said...

I love stuffed peppers. These look delicious!

Greg said...

Mmmmm...Stuffed peppers. I like the cayenne gving these a little kick.

Lizzy said...

You trumped my stuffed peppers...NO contest :) These sound fabulous!!!

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, What a nice comforting recipe. Looks delicious. Have a good weekend. Your friend. Catherine ox

Mari said...

They look awesome Peggy! Makes me want to bake some now.

Jennifer said...

Wow - looks gorgeous if you can say that about food! Yum!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

These look awesome! I just saved these, thanks!

Anne@frommysweetheart said...

Wow...Claudia! I never thought to stuff a pepper with shrimp before. But what a great idea. I love stuffed peppers...this variation is nice!

Becky said...

I love the shrimp in the stuffed peppers. Must try these. Gorgeous pictures. I never thought to add shrimp and the Italian flavors throughout.

Ann said...

Everything looks amazing!

Curt said...

Yum yum. I love just about anything shrimp!

alana said...

I've been looking for a good stuffed pepper recipe.

Magic of Spice said...

What a great way to stuff peppers! I agree would be lovely with a side of pasta :)