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Jumbo Prawns and Balsamic-Orange Onions

Jumbo Prawns and Balsamic-Orange Onions


  • 2 large sweet onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 12 raw shrimp, (6-8 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallion greens


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss onions, oil and salt in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan until coated. Cover with foil. Bake until softened and juicy, about 45 minutes.
  3. Remove foil, stir and continue baking, uncovered, until the onions around the edges of the pan are lightly golden, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in orange zest, orange juice, vinegar, rosemary and crushed red pepper. Bake until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in shrimp and bake until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Stir in scallion greens and serve.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Information: Per serving: 314 calories; 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 6g mono unsaturated fat); 259 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrates; 36 g protein; 2 g fiber; 550 mg sodium; 581 mg potassium

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (40% daily value), Iron (26% dv), Magnesium (40% dv), Potassium (17% dv)

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 4 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Recipe and photo credit: National Onion Association.


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