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Stuffed Eggplant with Shrimp and Basil Recipe
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Stuffed Eggplant with Shrimp and Basil

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"Basil and shrimp stuffed eggplant is out of this world! Beautiful flavor. Serve as a filling main dish accompanied by orzo and a green salad."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Scoop out the flesh of the eggplant, chop, and reserve. Coat shells with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium high heat. Saute shrimp, basil and garlic until shrimp turns pink, about 1 minute. Stir in the reserved chopped eggplant. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in wine, and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl, and mix in the bread crumbs and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. If mixture is dry, stir in more olive oil. Stuff mixture into eggplant shells, and sprinkle top with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until eggplant is tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 26, 2005

I really enjoyed this recipe! I halved the amount of breadcrumbs, doubled the amount of shrimp and of garlic, and added some mushrooms. It was delicious! Definitely a recipe you can play with to suit your own tastes. And it reheats well too!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 16, 2003

Not bad. I added more than 8 shrimp. We finished the whole dish but my husband commented that the bread crumbs overpowered the flavor of the dish.

Jan 14, 2006

A little tweaking, and this dish tasted just like my favorite dish at the red bar in grayton beach, florida! less breadcrumbs (about half), add onions, a little more garlic & shrimp, add a little thyme- and this was the best eggplant dish i've ever eaten- divine! this recipe is great for those who love to cook because you can adjust to suit your taste... thanks for a great recipe!

May 24, 2006

This is a great recipe with a huge amount of flavor; it is easy to make and very versatile. I followed the recipe as stated, except for the following additions. I chopped a medium size onion, a small red, and a small green bell pepper, and sauteed them before I added the rest of the ingredients. I also added thyme and extra garlic, and I used one cup of bread crumbs instead of two. Everyone loved it, and I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jan 07, 2007

This is probably the best meal I have ever made!! I decreased the breadcrumbs as suggested, and added chopped spinach, portabello mushrooms, and pine nuts. It was a huge hit and I will definitely make it again.

May 17, 2011

This was a home run! I enjoy eggplant but always am looking for a way to make it aside from the standard and fattening Italian parmesan. I stumbled upon this recipe and couldn't wait to try. I took the advice of others by doubling shrimp and reducing bread crumbs in half. I didn't use all of the eggplant flesh in the stuffing...left out the especially seedy sections. Sauteed (in 1/4c oil) 1/4c chopped red onion, 1/2c chopped mushroom, 3 cloves minced garlic, 1/4c chopped roasted red pepper (canned), 1c chopped eggplant, 1/2c chicken broth (instead of wine), 16 shrimp chopped and 1/8c fresh basil. Made sure to add the shrimp at very end so they didn't become rubbery. Used 1/2c parm cheese in stuffing and lite sprinkle on top. Baked for 35 minutes and let rest for 5. They were delicious and filling. Served with supreme spinach from AR and garlic texas toast. Can't wait to make again!

Apr 25, 2011

I did one thing VERY differently!! I don't like overcooked shrimp, so, I did the recipe sort of backwards! I scooped out the eggplant and then I brushed the shells with olive oil and about t0 minutes before i wanted to serb]ve the dinner I baked the shells!! Then just beforew they were done i did the rest. Once the shells were done I piled in the cooked BRIEFLY shrimp, basil, wine and chopped eggplant. This I then piled into the cooked shells and spread the smaller mix of bread crumbs and parmewsan cheese. It was wonderful! The shrimp were not tough.

Jun 22, 2011

I find it insulting that people can rate a recipe without making it!!!! the calorie intake is obviously wrong! Just make the recipe and then review it , instead of doing the opposite!


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  • Calories
  • 924 kcal
  • 46%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.1 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 63.5 g
  • 98%
  • Fiber
  • 11.3 g
  • 45%
  • Protein
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 2380 mg
  • 95%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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