Monday, June 25, 2012

Lemony Shrimp with Kielbasa and Chickpeas

This great dish was inspired by a recipe I bookmarked from Eat Yourself Skinny.  The recipe on Kelly's blog is for a simple and healthy dish of Lemon and Garlic Shrimp with Chickpeas.  I had every intention of making her dish the other night but when I went to pull out the ingredients I realized I only had half the amount of chickpeas that the recipe called for. I needed to fill this dish with a lot more if I was going to feed my family of four with  it.  I created this dish of Lemony Shrimp with Kielbasa and Chickpeas and Kelly - thank you for the inspiration!  

My family loved this dish (although if you add kielbasa to anything Hubby would love it anyway.)  I have made roasted chickpeas before and we eat them as a snack quite regularly but I loved how the chickpeas went so well with the rest of the dish and I am going to use that little trick of roasting the chickpeas before adding them into a dish a lot more.  I definitely recommend giving either version of this dish a try..enjoy!!

recipe inspired by Eat Yourself Skinny
What you need:
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 onion, cut into chunks
1 - 1.5 pounds shrimp
6 garlic cloves, peeled 
1/2 a kielbasa, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 sliced lemon
salt and pepper 
crushed red pepper

What you do:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a baking dish add; chickpeas, onion and garlic cloves.  Toss with one tablespoon of olive oil, salt and cook for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, marinate the shrimp in the remaining olive oil, lemon juice, zest, crushed red pepper and some salt in a bowl.
Top the chickpea mixture with the sliced kielbasa and the marinated shrimp. Place sliced lemon over top and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes.

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  1. I am definitely bookmarking your version so I can try it soon. Looks delish!

    Quiet Luxury

  2. Sounds like a great dinner save on your part! Well done.

  3. this sounds soooo good + i love the addition of kielbasa. this sounds amazing - i'll definitely have to try this soon!

  4. this is great. I found it via the It's Keeper link up. I have linked in a beef dish. Have a super day.


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