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Lemon Feta Polenta with Asparagus and Shrimp

  • 20 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 25 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4

    Servings

  • 522 Calories
  • 32g Fat
  • 38g Carbs
  • 25g Protein
  • Instructions & Tools

    Instructions

Ingredients

  • 4 Servings
  • 522 Calories
  • 32g Fat
  • 38g Carbs
  • 25g Protein
  • 45 Mins Total Time
  • - Lemon Feta Polenta -
  • 5 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Polenta, dry
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 oz Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • - Roasted Asparagus -
  • 1 lb. Fresh Asparagus, woody ends removed
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • - Herbed Baked Shrimp -
  • 1 lb. Raw Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Dill, minced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians, Beth Eggleston and Emily Parsell

Nourishment Note

Instructions

  • 4 Servings
  • 522 Calories
  • 32g Fat
  • 38g Carbs
  • 25g Protein
  • 45 Mins Total Time
  • 1

    Preheat Oven Preheat oven to 425°F. Cover two baking sheets with a layer each of parchment paper.

  • 2

    Cook Polenta Bring 5 cups of water to a boil in a medium-sized sauce pan. Stir in the polenta and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring often, until the polenta becomes soft and smooth, about 25 minutes.

  • 3

    Prepare Asparagus Meanwhile, prepare the asparagus by placing spears, with woody ends removed, on a parchment-lined baking sheet and drizzling with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  • 4

    Roast Asparagus Roast asparagus for 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the spears.

  • 5

    Prepare Shrimp While asparagus roasts and polenta cooks, prepare the shrimp. In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Once melted, add the extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice and fresh herbs.

  • 6

    Marinate Shrimp Add the raw shrimp to the bowl and stir well, coating the shrimp in the herb mixture.

  • 7

    Pour Shrimp On Baking Sheet Pour coated shrimp onto the other parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  • 8

    Bake Shrimp When asparagus is done, remove from oven and cover to keep warm. Lower oven temperature to 350°F. Bake shrimp for 9-14 minutes, depending on the size of the shrimp, or until the shrimp are opaque in color and springy to the touch.

  • 9

    Combine & Serve When polenta is done, stir in the extra virgin olive oil, feta cheese, lemon zest and lemon juice. Plate polenta and top with roasted asparagus and baked shrimp. Garnish with fresh herbs, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians, Beth Eggleston and Emily Parsell

Allergen Swap

  • SShellfish

    Omit shrimp and replace with diced chicken breast, adjust cooking time accordingly.

  • DDairy

    Omit feta cheese and replace with a dairy-free cheese.

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