Easy Shrimp Enchiladas

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Shrimp Enchiladas

Easy Shrimp Enchiladas

When I need a quick go to Mexican recipe this is always my first choice. It is everything a good shrimp enchilada should be. I have found a new tortilla shell that is both corn and flour that I love using when I can find them. Otherwise I would use flour tortillas. The lower fat version of this recipe is awesome, no one will even know if you don’t tell them!

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Easy Shrimp Enchiladas

Gather up your ingredients. Peel the shrimp. Chop the cilantro.

Easy Shrimp Enchiladas

Spread the prepared filling on the tortilla with a little bit of extra cheese. Roll up and put seam side down. Place in baking dish.

Easy Shrimp Enchiladas

Cover with the additional sauce.

Easy Shrimp Enchiladas

Bake for 15 – 18 minutes.

Easy Shrimp Enchiladas

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. large shrimp (I used 12 - 15 per pound)
  • 1 can tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 cup heavy cream or fat free half and half
  • ½ cup low fat sour cream
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 medium tortillas
  • About 5 oz. low fat Mexican cheese, grated
  • cilantro - optional for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9-inch baking dish.
  2. Drain the can of tomatoes and reserve the juice.
  3. Add the tomatoes to a saute pan with the garlic. Heat over medium heat.
  4. Stir in the heavy cream and sour cream. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add the shrimp and remove from the heat. Do not cook the shrimp.
  6. Place some of the cheese on the center of each tortilla.
  7. Using a slotted spoon put a quarter of the shrimp mixture in each tortilla. Roll tortilla and place in dish seam side down.
  8. Pour remaining sauce over the tortillas.
  9. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  10. Top with chopped cilantro.
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