Thursday, August 28, 2008

Garlic Basil Shrimp

Dee-lish, fresh and totally healthy...
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/4 pounds large shrimp (20 to 25 per pound), peeled and deveined
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes, or more to taste
3/4 cup dry white wine (i used white grape juice)
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 but not smoking, then sauté shrimp, turning over once, until just cooked through, about 2 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a large bowl.

Add garlic and red pepper flakes to the oil remaining in skillet and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add wine and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.

Stir in basil and tomatoes and season the sauce with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Return the shrimp to pan and cook just until heated through.

Serve with orzo pasta, rice or crusty bread.

Ellie Krieger from Food Network

1 comment:

Heather said...

This stuff is so stinkin good...its become one of my stand bys for meal time. I have used it with chicken and shrimp and vegetarian....its good either way. I have made it with the white wine and the white grape juice and they basically taste the same. Its fresh and quick and easy and yum yum yum!