Saturday, March 24, 2012


There are many ways to cook shrimp.  The fastest way is to saute them in a frying pan with oil, butter and garlic.  To dress up the shrimp you can saute a variety of vegetables and with adding rice to accompany the vegetables and shrimp, you have created a complete meal.  There are other vegetables you can add besides the one I have listed.  Examples include corn, celery, onion and carrots.  I did use the cilantro in this dish but you could use fresh basil instead.  Both the DH and I enjoyed this dish.

Shrimp cooking in the pan.

Diced zucchini and green beans.

Zucchini, green beans and red pepper cooking in the pan.

Shrimp and tomatoes have been added to the other vegetables.

Ready to serve.

1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp butter
1 clove of garlic, minced
16 raw, peeled shrimp
1 small zucchini, diced
1 handful of fresh green beans, diced
1/2 red or yellow pepper, diced
7 grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
juice from 1/2 lemon


Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan on medium heat.  Add the shrimp and garlic.  Stir often and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until the pink are turning pink.  Remove the shrimp from the pan and add the zucchini and green beans to the pan.  Cook for 3 minutes and then add the red pepper.  Stir often and cook for another 3 minutes.  Add the tomatoes and shrimp and cook for another few minutes until the tomatoes begin to soften.  Stir often.  Add salt and pepper and cilantro, stir and remove from the heat.  Place the vegetables and shrimp into a serving dish and squeeze the lemon juice over the vegetables and shrimp.  Serves 2 to 3.

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