Tomatillo Shrimp & Bell Pepper Enchiladas #Recipe

Saturday, April 09, 2011 Posted by Aleksandra Nearing

I have never eaten enchiladas before, but the ingredients in this Cooking Light recipe called to me.  I had to try it and I am so glad I did!  Of course I doubled the veggies, as usual, and the work involved definitely makes this a "weekend" recipe.

splash of olive oil
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 1/4 pound raw shrimp, shelled, deveined and cut in half cross ways
1 can of corn, drained
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
8-12 corn tortillas (I ended up using 11)
1 bottle tomatillo green salsa
3 tablespoons half and half or milk
1 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese

Heat oil in a large wok or skillet, add onions and bell peppers and cook 3 minutes.

Add shrimp and cook another 3-5 minutes.

Stir in corn, 1/4 cup of water chili powder and cumin.
Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Coat 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.  Wrap 4-5 tortillas in a moist paper towel and microwave 30 seconds to soften them up.

Brush one side of each tortilla with green salsa and spoon a clump of shrimp mixture on each. 
 Roll up and place seam-side down in prepared dish.  Repeat with remaining tortillas and shrimp mixture.
Top mixture with any extra filling, then with cheese and bake for 20 minutes, uncovered, until bubbling.

Bake and enjoy!
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  2. Mary said...

    These are some of the tastiest sounding enchiladas I've come across. This is my first visit to your site and I've taken some time to browse through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back.
    I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary