Shrimp With Tomatoes, Olives and Basil

"This simple main course can be ready in about 20 minutes."
photo by Papa D 1946-2012 photo by Papa D 1946-2012
photo by Papa D 1946-2012
photo by Papa D 1946-2012 photo by Papa D 1946-2012
photo by Domestically Challe photo by Domestically Challe
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  • Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer, and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Cook 2 minutes on each side, or until just cooked through and no longer translucent in the center. Transfer to a plate.
  • 2. Add the tomato, wine and remaining 1/4 teaspoons salt to the skillet, and cook, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes, until the tomato is softened and the liquid thickens. Stir in the olives and parsley; cook 1 minute, and stir in the shrimp and basil. Remove from heat.

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  1. Papa D 1946-2012
    This is absolutely fabulous! Wonderful blend of flavors. I used a 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes, drained and cut back on the basil, other than that I made as written. This will be saved in my seafood recipes and made often. Thanks for posting such a quick delicious meal . Made for July's Tag Game ~ Aceitunas ~ Olives.
  2. robbin.oakley
    Very good! And you can tweek this alot! I added the some capers, olives and half of fresh jalapeno from the garden. You can have fun with this recipe or have it as is.
  3. Domestically Challe
    This was delicious! I didn't have olives, I used a few capers instead and they worked just fine. Will definitely make this one again (and make more of it!).


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