Shrimp Springy

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You can’t beat shrimp for dinner.  It cooks up FAST, tastes GREAT, and is pretty versatile stuff.  You can serve it on pasta, with rice, in sushi, on a salad, in a taco, in a wrap, or by itself.  Gosh, shrimp just might be the potato of the sea.  😉

This meal was inspired by desperation.  I had a tomato that was on the way to being yucky, basil and mushrooms that needed to get used up, and peas that were taking up space in my freezer.  Plus, I had a craving for angel hair pasta.  I didn’t have any chicken thawed, but I came across the shelled and deveined shrimp in the freezer and a light went off.  In my head.  That’s what happens when both your parents are electricians.

I hope you enjoy this dish.  I love it as-is, but it wouldn’t be half bad served in a bowl with crusty garlic bread (sans pasta).

Shrimp Springy

Serves 4

  • Box of pasta, cooked as directed
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 4 oz. mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb. Shrimp, shelled and deveined, raw (not already pink)
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 roma tomato, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, shredded
  • Squeeze of lemon juice (optional)
  • Sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese (optional)
  1. Set the shrimp in a colander in the sink and run cool water over it to thaw.  Remove tails, if needed.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the onion, mushrooms, garlic and oil.  Cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are mostly cooked.
  3. Push the mushrooms and onions to the outsides of the pan, and place shrimp in a single layer in the middle.  Cook about 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Add white wine, chicken broth, frozen peas, and tomatoes.  Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until shrimp is fully cooked and peas are warm, 5 to 7 minutes.  Sprinkle with fresh basil.
  5. Ladle on top of pasta, making sure to get some of the yummy liquid.  Drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Serve!
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