Thursday, January 22, 2009

Garlic Basil Shrimp

I came across this recipe from a blogger friend in my Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays group but I don't recall who exactly. So, my apologies. If you come on by, let me know it was you & I will be happy to give you the proper shout out you deserve since this was delicious!

She came across this recipe on Food Network & it is a keeper. I am a shrimp lover but my hubs isn't so when he was out of town this past week I threw this together in no time for a quick meal for myself. At about 10 calories per shrimp I didn't feel bad eating this whole plate. Yep, I did. 


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/4 pounds large shrimp (20 to 25 per pound), peeled & deveined
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes, or more to taste
3/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot, then saute shrimp, turning over once, until just cooked through, about 2 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a large bowl.

Add garlic & red pepper flakes to the oil remaining in skillet & cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add wine & cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Stir in basil & tomatoes & season the sauce with salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Return the shrimp to pan & cook just until heated through.

{My Thoughts}

This is just too easy, a really nice non-fuss meal or even appetizer. If you don't have wine on hand or don't drink check out this link here for substitutes. See bottom of page for wine.

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And of course, I have to share with you a couple more pics of Nash. Potty training is going well but it takes a lot of work & patience. I have quickly found that this new member of the family is worth the work! 




See you tomorrow for Not So Fat Fridays. I am excited about the dish I am posting.

48 comments:

Mrs. Potts said...

The shrimp look absolutely wonderful! I'll have to try those, especially since Mr. Potts & I both like shrimp (I'm the picky one with them).
Your little puppy is so cute too! I've got puppy fever, but Mr. has put his foot down that there won't be a new addition until I'm not traveling so much since I'll be the "trainer".

Deb said...

Oh Yummy! The shrimp look so light and refreshing! Love the new puppy by the way, so cute!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Hey there zizzybalooba!

I gotta tell ya, I about crapped my pants in excitement when I saw your blog title "we're having a baby" and then saw it was a puppy...you suck.

But that shrimp dish makes up for it. Yummy! I love tomatoes AND shrimp and your husband is totally high if he doesn't like shrimp. Who doesn't like shrimp???

Slight confession here, as a child I had a bully always call me a shrimp cause I was always the smallest in my class, til one day I called her a whale and we became friends. Don't know why I just told you that but it seemed fitting cause of your dish and all.

Jaysi said...

A. That looks amazing!! Maybe a good app for our superbowl party??? I bet the kiddos would eat it over pasta. Fabulous!!

B. I can't get enough of Nash!! He is so stinking cute. Love him!

Jenny said...

Yummy shrimp! Love the cute pics of the pup and little guy. I bet he is loving his new dog! Have a great weekend!

Lump said...

ahhhhhhh Shrimp!! I love when you post shrimp recipes. this looks so freaking good!

and what?! A baby bulldog! LOVE LOVE HIM.

Pat aka Posh said...

Yum!!! My whole family would eat that dish.. I'll for sure give it a try.
How can you not love a face like Nash's :) so cute!!

mommy4life said...

This looks yummy and easy - my kind of meal. The puppy is soooo cute!

Rachael said...

love the last 2 pictures :)

i would never think of putting basil and tomatoes with shrimp like that, what a great recipe!

Tabitha Blue said...

OMG, this is the absolute worst place to come when I'm hungry, and at my office, and have a can of soup here... ugh!!! Now I want to come over for a decent meal!!!!

~Tabitha

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

I heart shrimp!
I am jealous of your new puppy patience......

Coco said...

This will be a meal for next week for sure. LOVE shrimp, LOVE tomatoes. Perfect.

And this seems super healthy.

I want Nash.

Smores for Breakfast said...

perfect! I'm going out to buy shrimp asap! That's just too easy for me to pass up! lo-cal, low effort...done and done!

Rachel said...

I have to make this recipe; me, hubby and Zman love shrimp...Love calls it Shimp LOL

Dash is soooo cute; I can't wait to meet him!

Kristina P. said...

I love shrimp and tomatoes. Perfect!!

Michelle said...

The shrimp dish looks delish and I love the last shot of Nash looing at you.

Pam said...

What a tasty meal. Simple ingredients and easy to make - love it!

Nash is too cute.

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KDLOST said...

Two respective thoughts:

MMMMMMMMMMM!

AWWWWWWWWWW!

Tam said...

I am a Shrimp kind of girl! YUM!

Take care!

CC said...

Awwww! Look at your new baby! Adorable :)

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness! Both of your babies are just TOO CUTE!!!! Love these pics! Precious!
Delicious recipe!!!!
Thank you for all of your sweet comments. Loved them!
BTW - We are both going to be scaring the girls way from our boys!

Kacey R. said...

Mmmmmm! Nash & Tristan look like best buds already. So sweet!

Can't wait to see what you're posting tomorrow. WOOHOO!

~Marie~ said...

I too love shrimp, garlic and basil and this just sounds yummy!

Nash is too cute. Good luck on teh potty training!

Scary Mommy said...

Damn my allergic to shrimp husband. I may have to make this one just for me!!!

sassy stephanie said...

Yum. I think I have all of the things on hand to make this, except for the pepper flakes. I have some spicy pizza topping with peppers...think I can use that? I am going to make this tonight. My Diva LOVES shrimp.

Mike said...

For the shrimp lovers, I've been searching for the best shrimp scampi recipe for me and my wife to have. The kids are finally gone for the weekend and I've found the best meal to cook for her. I found the recipe at Allfreshseafood.com. Take a peek, I hope I've picked a winner!

angie said...

It looks AMAZING! LOVE the colors, too!

Maria said...

That shrimp looks Marvelous!! I am hungry now!! And the puppy is so stinking cute! I need to get me one of those:)

Jen said...

Oh that puppy is just so cute, I just want to snuggle him.
And that dish, it looks delish!

Deanna said...

I must have missed that recipe on TMTT. Nash is so adorable! I can't imagine potty training him.

Lula! said...

Oh, Nash...Nash, Nash, Nash...I love him. He is gorgeous. I long to hug him.

This shrimp is so me. Put it on the menu for when we finally get together and drink Blue Moon.

Marcie said...

That looks so good! Love the presentation...colors are fab...and OMG! I LOVE YOUR DOGGIE!!! I wanna kiss him! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

More puppy pictures, please! I just want to nibble on those little wrinkles!

Chef Chuck said...

Let's Eat, Looks good!!

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Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh! Nash is the cutest little puppy in America! I am so glad potty training is getting better day by day!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

This definitly looks like something I would like. I love shrimp. Again that is the cutest darn doggy.

Wifey Dessert said...

that looks yummy!!! and such a cute furbaby :)

Linda said...

Your food looks delicious and the puppy is adorable. We've had three puppies in three years (one died) so I know what you're going through. Our youngest dog is now a year old so we're over the chewing thing. They have definitely been worth it for us!

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

Now i need to meet you and that puppy!!!

Briony said...

oh my goodness nash is toooooo cute!

Darla~SassyHomemaker said...

Oh my gosh how cute is your puppy!!! We are going through the potty training stages too.

Octamom said...

I'm looking forward to trying this one--have my shrimp in the fridge at this very moment!

And that new baby?--he looks just like a little polar bear cub! Adorable!!!

Blessings!

Life, Love And Lola said...

That puppy is just precious!

Maris said...

This shrimp looks great and now I officially want an English bulldog!!

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Delicious food and great photo