This great find by Robin Miller from the Food Network is a great appetizer or side dish – featuring the artichoke, which is a new favorite for “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom!

Artichoke Puree with Crispy Shrimp and Lime


2 large egg whites

1 pound large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/4 cup cornmeal or crispy breadcrumbs (Recommended: Progresso)

2 teaspoons salt-free lemon and herb seasoning

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 (6-ounce) jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained, reserving 1 tablespoon oil from jar 1/2 cup canned white beans, drained

1/3 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves

1 lime, juiced


Place egg whites in a shallow dish.

In a separate shallow dish, combine cornmeal, herb seasoning and salt. Add shrimp to egg whites and turn to coat. Add to cornmeal mixture and turn to coat. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, until opaque in the middle and bright pink on the outside.

Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine artichoke hearts with 1 tablespoon of oil from the jar, white beans and sour cream. Process until smooth. Fold in parsley.

Serve most of the shrimp over artichoke puree (reserve 8 shrimp for another meal). Squeeze lime juice over shrimp and serve on the side.