Shrimp with Tomatoes and Garlic

Friday, September 18, 2009

Everyone loves an easy dinner on a busy weeknight. And who doesn't love shrimp? It could be a nice romantic dinner for two or to share with a friend you care for.  I have to give my mother credit as she stumbled upon this recipe and made it her own. This recipe serves two but can be easily doubled.

Shrimp with Tomatoes and Garlic

1/2 lb of large shrimp, peeled, deveined and cooked
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tomatoes, diced
1/4 c. olive oil
1 tsp. oregano
salt and pepper
2 cups cooked spaghetti

Peel and devein shrimp.  Cook in boiling water for about 3 minutes or until they 'pink up'.  Place on paper towel to dry and cool.

Pour 1/4 c. olive oil in a ziploc bag.  Chop tomatoes and garlic. Add tomatoes, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper to ziploc bag. When shrimp has cooled to touch, add to ziploc bag. Let bag sit in room temperature for about an hour.

Boil pasta according to directions on box. Mix cooked spaghetti and shrimp mixture in large bowl. Serve on two plates and add parmesan/romano cheese on top.


If you like this, you may like:

Shrimp Scampi

Eggplant, Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

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Southern Grace Gourmet said...

Looks delicious, I like simple dishes like this!

the twins said...

looks great! i love anything with shrimp!

Nicole Chow - said...

Great blog! I love all your simple and tasty recipes. Shrimp, garlic, tomatoes and pasta - it doesn't get any better than that! I could eat that every day! Can't wait to see what you have in store for your blog.

Have a nice weekend,

Velva said...

This a great weeknight meal idea! Simple and fresh, my two favorites things when cooking.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

What a great, basic dish with wonderful flavors! Thanks for sharing!

Olive said...

Hi Lydia :)

love this kind of pasta, simple and quick but so delicious!