Bone Healthy Recipe: Mediterranean Shrimp Casserole

Research / August 22, 2014

Mediterranean-Shrimp-Casserole1This recipe boasts 463 mg of calcium and 108 mg of magnesium all in this tasty dish!

Wild shrimp contains a significant amount of selenium (102% of your daily value) in just 4 ounces! Selenium is an important trace mineral in your body and is needed in small amounts for various functions. It has also been shown that selenium has a positive impact on bone and joint health. Another health benefit of wild shrimp is that it has astaxanthin, which is a carotenoid that is receiving notable attention from health research for both its anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties. [1]

In addition to wild shrimp, this recipe adds plum tomatoes, crushed garlic and fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley – all these ingredients added together make a dish that is packed with vitamins and minerals in each bite!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups small whole wheat penne pasta
  • 3 cloves organic garlic, crushed
  • 1-1/4 lbs. organic plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 5 ounces organic tomato sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 11 ounces cooked wild shrimp, peeled, deveined, and drained
  • 2/3 cup fresh organic cilantro or parsley finely chopped
  • 1-1/3 cups Asiago cheese, grated

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water about 6 minutes, until partially cooked and drain
  3. Combine garlic with juice from tomatoes and wine in saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently
  4. Simmer 5-7 minutes, until most of liquid has evaporated. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce and cayenne. Bring to a boil
  5. Add shrimp, pasta, dill and half the cheese. Mix thoroughly
  6. Transfer to a shallow baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining cheese
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until heated through

Sources

  1. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=107

Monica

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