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Bento Series #10 — Seafood Bake

This is a great idea for a weeknight dinner or for easy entertaining! All you have to do is throw all the ingredients in a baking sheet and, you guessed it, bake it. After a little while you have a “one pot” (in this case sheet) meal! The bestest (is that a word?) part is that it is great hot or room temperature. Therefore it allows you to spend time with your guests instead of spending time with your pots and pans (God knows we already spend way too much time with them).


Seafood Bake–


-1 lb deveined shrimp

-1 package golden baby potatoes

-4 corn cobs

-1 package baby bella mushrooms

-1 lemon

-4 stalks green onion

-1 tablespoon chopped parsley

-salt and pepper to taste

-1 tsp old bay seasoning

-3 Tbsp olive oil

-3 garlic cloves diced

Set oven to 400 degrees. Cut corn into 2 in. pieces. Rinse potatoes. Toss potatoes and corn with 1 Tbsp olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Place in a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Potatoes and corn take a little longer to cook so they need a head start!

Meanwhile season the shrimp with the remaining 2 Tbsps of olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and old bay. Set aside to marinade for at least 15 minutes. Slice your lemon into pretty, thin rounds. Cut your green onions into 2 in. pieces, use white part also (I never understood while people don’t use the white part! It has a lot of flavor, looks pretty, it isn’t particularly hard or anything like that. So why? This question plagues me! But I digress. Rant over!). Wipe your mushrooms with a damp paper towel (don’t rinse because they absorb water, and we don’t want soggy mushrooms). Now hopefully 15 minutes have passed and we are ready to assemble!

Take potatoes and corn out of the oven. Let it cool slightly, I don’t want you burning yourself! Toss seasoned shrimp, mushrooms, green onions, and lemon slices with the potatoes. Make sure you really get in there and mix everything up! (If it is too hot use a spoon instead of your hands). This will get all that yummy garlicky seasoning into all the components.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until shrimp is nice and pink and resembles a C (there is a little space between both ends). If they turn to Os (both ends curl into the other) then you have gone too far and over cooked your shrimp! I don’t remember who said that but those are words to live by when cooking shrimps, you always want Cs not Os…

Serve with a nice crusty bread or garlic bread!


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