Grilled Shrimp and Tomatillo Enchilada Casserole


My dear friend Mary who just visited is quite the trip when it comes to food. Some of my favorite college memories of bumming around our apartment include efforts of trying to get her to try anything green. The two new foods she boasts about liking include sushi and edamame. But on Saturday night when the waiter took Mary’s dinner order, she quickly offered up her side salad to one of us.

I gave her a disapproving look over the table and said, “Really?” and she quickly replied with, “You know that I won’t eat salad!”

“Even Caesar!?” I asked. Silly question, I guess.


Mr. Prevention and I enjoyed our salads while Mary enjoyed her merlot :) It’s still fun to give her a hard time about her culinary closed mindedness. She’s a good sport about it, too.

Seeing as the Illini played this weekend, I had planned to make another chili recipe but all of the recipes contained an ingredient or vegetable that I thought better than to serve my Mary. Though, she does excel at picking around the good stuff!

She questioned what “those things” were on my kitchen island and when I told her they were tomatillos she gave me a confused look and confessed that she had no idea what they are. I explained that tomatillos are what salsa verde is made from.


While this meal wouldn’t likely cross Mary’s lips, Mr. Prevention and I enjoyed this as our non-traditional (but grilled!) Labor Day meal. I love the use of the grill and as far as enchiladas are concerned, this recipe was very simple. The layering of corn tortillas is brilliant and saves some time from the traditional rolled enchilada.

I also appreciate that this is an all-in-one meal. You’ve got your protein, carbohydrate, and veggies all in one. This also reheated much butter than expected. It’s even better with a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream! Mmm!


Hoping this week continues to go by fast…Monday was a blur!

Be well,


  1. When my friend Mary got married last year, the wait staff was instructed to not even serve her husband the salad. They accidentally did, and he refused to take it and said “um… no thanks, I don’t do green”. I laughed.

  2. I don’t know that I’ve ever had a tomatillo or if I have, I wasn’t aware of it. I must change that.

  3. Umm wow. I want to eat this immediately!

  4. Your friend Mary sounds like an absolute trip! I love that description of you and Mr. P eating salads and Mary licking back with a glass of Merlot, lol.

    This casserole looks out of this world, and the perfect way to celebrate an Illini game! :)

  5. This looks amazeballs! I just wrote this in my book for my lunch menu next week – the hubs wouldn’t touch this with a 10 foot pole!

  6. Genius Recipe . I’m running to make this sauce now!!

  7. I’ve never tried tomatillo, but it looks amazing!

  8. YUM!
    I agree that I loved the idea of it being layered.
    Your friend is too funny! I have a cousin like that. She is also a pro and picking out certain things in her food.

  9. Aw! This was fun to read. One of these days I’ll eat a salad and make you proud. Till then I’ll stick with the merlot ;-) And for the record, I would definitely try this dish (even with the wierd looking tomatoes) Looks delish :)

    • You’re such a good sport, Mar :) Your picky eating makes for great writing material ;) Thanks again for visiting…lovies!

  10. I had a lawschool friend that never ate veggies growing up, and so even salad upset her stomach!

  11. Well, I know what is at the VERY top of my list of foods to make when I get back to San Diego! This looks sooooo freaking delicious!

  12. This sounds so good!


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