Saturday, April 10, 2010

Garlic Basil Shrimp

This week's CEiMB, Garlic Basil Shrimp, was hosted by Tea and Scones.  What a great recipe!  It was delicious, fast, and garlicky.  I served this dish for Friday night dinner with friends and family.  I made a couple changes to the recipe, which I reflected below.  I served this over a super easy brown rice side dish.  Once the brown rice is cooked stir in 3 cups of fresh spinach  and a minced clove of garlic.  It goes really well with this recipe and the rice soaks up the garlic wine sauce really well.

Garlic Basil Shrimp
adapted from So Easy

1 onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper
3 TBS of olive oil
red pepper flakes
1 cup of Pinot Grigio
1 pint of grape tomatoes
2 lbs of shrimp, shelled and deveined
1/4 cup of  fresh basil, chopped
3 TBS of fresh parsley, chopped

In a resealable bag, combine the shrimp with 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of pepper, 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes, and 1 TBS of olive oil.  Let this hang out in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.  Heat the remaining 2 TBS of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet.  Add the onion and another 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper.  Cook until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add the garlic and a 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes.  Cook for another 2 minutes then add the wine and tomatoes.  Once the wine starts to simmer stir in the shrimp.  Cover and cook for maybe 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  As soon at the shrimp is pink, turn off the heat.  Add the basil and parsley.  Serve over brown rice. Enjoy! 


  1. That rice dish sounds great! I didn't get to make this last week as I had planned, but do want to make it this week - keeping your rice in mind for to replace the orzo!

  2. I like the new look to your blog. It's so funny that you mentioned Max and snakes in your comment. This last week Max was playing with a toy snake he hadn't played with in a while. I asked him if he remembered what he had named the snake. He didn't and I told him he had named it Abbey when he was two after our friends snake. I told him about you guys and petting the snakes, he was pretty impressed! Hope you all are well!


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