Shrimp, Spinach and Mushroom Enchiladas

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Author Notes: Creamy. A bit spicy. Not exactly healthy, but delicious.weshook

Makes a 9" x 13" pan

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 5 roasted green chiles, peeled and chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 pound fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 18 corn tortillas
  • 12 ounces queso fresco
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, garlic, green chiles and poblano. Cook stirring occasionally until the mushrooms and poblano are starting to soften. Stir in the flour and cook a minute or two. Add the spinach and continue cooking until the spinach begins to wilt, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cream and cook until starting to thicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grease a 9” x 13” oven safe pan. Pour a bit of cream in the bottom of the pan. Arrange six tortillas to cover the pan—ok to overlap. Put a third of the spinach mixture on the tortillas. Layer half the shrimp and then grate a third of the cheese over the shrimp.Top with another layer of tortillas, spinach mixture, shrimp and cheese. Top with remaining tortillas, spinach, and cheese. Drizzle a bit of cream over all.
  4. Cover the pan with foil and bake for ½ hour. Remove foil and bake 15 to 30 minutes more until bubbling and heated through. Let cool 15 minutes before serving (we can never wait that long.)
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2 months ago Diane Stout

I made this last night for dinner, but since we are low-carbers, I decided to do a gratin instead of using the tortillas. I reduced the cream down to about 1 C., and used kale and a small can of fire roasted green chilies. I added some shredded Chihuahua cheese towards the end of the baking time. It was delicious and we loved it! It ended up with more liquid because of the shrimp, but this would be great served as is over rice or quinoa. Next time I will probably cut back on the sauce to make it a true gratin, and add the cheese at the beginning so it will brown up a little.