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

Roasted Potatoes

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Looking for a simple side dish to make on a work night? These potatoes are the answer. They are very easy to make and will be ready in about 30 minutes. This recipe serves two but can easily be doubled.

Roasted Potatoes
1 lb. small red potatoes
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/4 c. olive oil
1 tbsp. rosemary
Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Scrub potatoes and cut them in half (if the potatoes are big - cut them into quarters).  Place in large bowl.  Add olive oil and garlic to bowl. Crush rosemary in hand and add to bowl. Mix well, until all the potatoes are coated with oil. Let sit for about 5 minutes.

Line a baking sheet with foil.  Place potatoes on sheet, making sure that they are not touching. Sprinkle salt, pepper and paprika over potatoes. Place in oven and cook for about 30 minutes - or until potatoes are cooked and golden brown.

If you like this, you may enjoy:

Breakfast Potatoes

Beans in Stew

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits