Fried Shrimp with Rotini and Cheese

December 27, 2016 at 5:50 PM | Posted in shrimp, Velveeta/Kraft Dinners, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Shrimp with Rotini and Cheese
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For Breakfast I Scrambled 2 medium size Eggs, Prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hashbrowns, and toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter). Also had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. We had a lot rain, and even thunder, overnight. It broke a record high temperature yesterday, 70 degrees! And today wasn’t bad, mostly sunny and 43 degrees. Drove over to a friend of mine house. He had a heart bypass and is finally back home. Says he feels better now than he’s felt in the last 2 years. He looked and sounded great! On the way back home stopped the ATM and then got gas before heading back home. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Shrimp with Rotini and Cheese.
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While at Kroger yesterday I purchased some more of the huge Freshwater Shrimp.I rinsed them off in cold water and removed the shells, they were already deveined, and put them in a Hefty Zip Bag in the fridge. To prepare these I’m using Zatarain’s Shrimp Fri – Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix.
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Poured about 1 inch of olive oil into large skillet. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat. Take the peeled shrimp, mix 1/2 6cup 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 great 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. Shrimp and Pasta is a perfect pairing! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.
ZATARAIN’S® Seasoned Shrimp Fri®zatarains-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
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.
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

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