Skillet Shrimp with Basil, Garlic and Tomatoes

I have been meaning to make this recipe for a while and not sure why I haven’t, but today was the day. Very easy and oh so good! A nice change to all the heavy, comfort food meals we have been eating.

I found this recipe on Culinary in the Desert! Check it out..tons of great recipes!!



3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon fresh grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 pounds shrimp, peeled, deveined, rinsed and dried
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup fresh basil, cut into thin strips
1 cup coarsely chopped tomato
cooked rice

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-low. Stir in garlic, zest and red pepper – cook until garlic is fragrant, but not browned, about 2 to 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high.

Add shrimp and season to taste with salt. Cook until the shrimp are pink on one side, about 2 to 3 minutes. Turn shrimp over and pour in juice – continue to cook until the shrimp are just cooked through, about 1 to 3 minutes. If you are using jumbo shrimp, you may need to add another minute. Stir in basil and tomato – stir and allow to just heat through, about 1 minute. Check for seasoning and add another sprinkle of salt, if needed. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Makes about 4 servings.


One Comment on “Skillet Shrimp with Basil, Garlic and Tomatoes”

  1. joelen says:

    Love shrimp recipes and will have to try this one out soon!

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