Fried Shrimp with Rotini and Cheese

November 12, 2016 at 6:02 PM | Posted in shrimp, Velveeta/Kraft Dinners, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Shrimp with Rotini and Cheese

 

 

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For Breakfast on this chilly Saturday Morning I Scrambled 2 medium size Eggs and toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it’s our coldest morning in quite a while, 28 degrees! After Breakfast, Mom and Dad wanted McDonald’s for Breakfast so I went up and got it for them. Noticed that gas now has dropped to $1.71 a gallon. Not a lot to do today. Did some cleaning around the house. Had everything done so I kicked back and caught up on some programs I had recorded and watching some College Football. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Shrimp with Rotini and Cheese.

 

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While at Kroger the day before I saw they had some huge White Shrimp, and I couldn’t pass those up! I rinsed them off in cold water and removed the shells, they were already deveined. To prepare these I’m using Zatarain’s Shrimp Fri – Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix. First time preparing Shrimp using the Zatarain’s.

 

 

 

 

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Poured about 1 inch of light olive oil into large skillet. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat. Take the peeled shrimp, mix 1/2 cup Zatarain’s Seasoned Shrimp Fri with 1/2 cup water in medium bowl. Pour additional 1/2 cup Shrimp Fri onto plate or into plastic bag. Dip shrimp in the batter. Shake off excess. Roll or shake shrimp in remaining 1/2 cup Shrimp Fri until evenly coated. Discard any remaining batter in bowl or Shrimp Fri on plate or in plastic bag. Fry the shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in hot oil until light golden brown. Drain on paper towels and served. The Zatarain’s Shrimp Fri is an excellent breading for Shrimp! Nice light coating with good flavor.

 

Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese (2)
To go with the Shrimp I prepared a box of Kraft – Velveeta Rotini and Cheese, Whole Grain. I don’t use a lot of Mac and Cheese due to the calories and carbs but the Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese isn’t too bad, plus every now and then doesn’t hurt. To prepare it; Boil 6 cups water. Stir in shell pasta. Cook 8-10 min., Stirring occasionally. Drain pasta, don’t rinse. Return it to pan. Add cheese sauce; stir. And you have some creamy and cheesy Mac and Cheese! It’s just a flat out Pasta and Cheese Comfort Food Heaven! Excellent tasting Rotini Pasta and with the Cheese, perfect.

 

 

ZATARAIN’S® Seasoned Shrimp Fri®

Zatarain’s Seasoned Shrimp Fri combines a unique blend of ingredients for crispy, golden and easy-to-make shrimp every time. The delicious, golden coating is perfect for shrimp and even fried vegetables – with real lemon added.

Usage tips

DEEP FRYING DIRECTIONS zatarains-shrimp-fri
1. FILL deep fryer no more than 1/3 full with oil. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat.
2. FOR 1 lb. peeled shrimp, mix 1/2 cup Zatarain’s Seasoned Shrimp Fri with 1/2 cup water in medium bowl. Pour additional 1/2 cup Shrimp Fri onto plate or into plastic bag.
3. DIP shrimp in batter. Shake off excess. Roll or shake shrimp in remaining 1/2 cup Shrimp Fri until evenly coated. Discard any remaining batter in bowl or Shrimp Fri on plate or in plastic bag.
4. FRY shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in hot oil until light golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

PAN FRYING DIRECTIONS
1. POUR 1 inch of vegetable oil into large skillet. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat.fried-shrimp-with-rotini-and-cheese-004
2. COAT and fry shrimp as directed above.

Note: For thicker coating, dip shrimp in 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 lightly beaten egg. Shake off excess. Roll or shake shrimp in Shrimp Fri. Repeat.

Product nutrition information
(Amount per serving)
Calories: 70
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 820mg
Sugar: 0g
Fat: 0g
Fiber: 0g
Carbohydrates: 16g
http://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/breadings-and-frying-mixes/breading-mixes/seasoned-shrimp-fri

 

 

 

 

 

Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese

Velveeta Shells and CheeseVelveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese
* It’s the creamiest
* Whole grain rotini pasta
* Great source of calcium
* A side dish your family will love
It’s the creamiest, creamy cheese sauce and shell pasta. Only Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini & Cheese Dinner has the rich, creamy cheese sauce that makes your everyday meals special. This product can be part of a wholesome meal and it is an excellent source of calcium and protein, and a good source of iron. Serve up the best side of dinner your family will love in Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese Dinner. Made with the smooth, creamy Velveeta cheese sauce and 50% whole grain pasta, it’s the perfect match for any meal.
Directions
Make it tonight! Boil 6 cups water. Stir in shell pasta. Cook 8-10 min., Stirring occasionally. Note: don’t overcook pasta. Drain pasta, don’t rinse. Return it to pan. Add cheese sauce; stir. Makes about 3 servings.
Ingredients
Enriched Pasta Product (Whole Durum Wheat Flour, Durum Wheat Semolina Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate [Iron], Thiamin Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid); Cheese Sauce (Milk, Whey, Water, Canola Oil, Milk Protein Concentrate, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% of Sodium Alginate, Lactic Acid, Oleoresin Paprika [Color], Natural Flavor, Cheese Culture, Enzymes, Annatto [Color], Sorbic Acid As A Preservative). Contains: Wheat, Milk.

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  1. One word: Amazing! I need this in my life.

    • We were really pleased with Freshwater Shrimp.You have to season a bit more than Ocean Shrimp. And the Zatarain’s Breading is perfect with it.


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