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Shrimp and Sweet Pea Sauté

Until the local farmer’s markets are open here, I’m using frozen sweet peas and canned tomatoes in this dish.   In about 4 weeks, the farmer’s markets will open here and I can hardly wait for all the great local vegetables that will be available this summer.  I like the fact that I can financially support the local farmers who work so hard to produce their delicious bounties of the growing season!

It’s a beautiful blend of colors in this shrimp dish and I’m not sure whether the peas or the shrimp is the star here because they both add mouthwatering flavors.  Sugary sweet peas and succulent shrimp are a great marriage and a few more ingredients make it even better. 

We favor this served over pasta but rice or orzo compliment it also.  Here’s the recipe: 

Shrimp and Sweet Pea Sauté 


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 green onions, chopped into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¾ cup chicken broth
14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
2 cups frozen sweet peas, thawed
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper, to taste
¾ pound spaghetti, cooked according to package directions


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the shrimp and cook for a couple of minutes, until the
are pink and opaque.  
They do not have to be cooked through at this point.
Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Place green onions in skillet and sauté for one minute.
Add lemon juice and chicken broth and stir until well heated.
Add tomatoes and peas, cooking until hot and peas are
Meanwhile, cook pasta until desired consistency.
Add crushed red pepper and salt and pepper.
Return shrimp to skillet and cook for a couple of minutes
until shrimp are cooked through and sauce has thickened.
Serve over pasta. 


Visit my friend Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips, recipes and cookbook giveaway!


  1. Looks colorful and delicious! I am also looking forward to the farmers markets to opening soon. Have a great weekend!

  2. This dish is beautifully colored and it looks absolutely fantastic! Caro

  3. This is a beautiful pasta dish. We love shrimp, and I know this will be a winner in my house. Have a nice day, Pam!

  4. THis is really one pasta dish that I could eat all by myself, every single shrimp and pea! looks so delicious!

  5. Frozen peas are a godsend, as are some good canned tomatoes. We too are looking forward to some fresh produce. We've started to get some. And I would walk a mile to eat shrimp any day.

  6. What a wonderful, colorful, Spring dish. It sounds delicious!

  7. THat looks fantastic Pam!! I love anything with Peas or shrimp!
    Have a fantastic weekend.

  8. Biren, thanks! I'm so ready the farmers markets to open and warm weather too!

    Caro, thanks and have a good weekend!

    kitchen flavors, thanks! Shrimp is so good and easy too. Have a great weekend!

    Jeannie, I know what you mean! The mix of flavors is so good in this. Enjoy your weekend!

    StehpenC, absolutely! Lucky you for having the produce this early. I'm sure you get great fresh shrimp in your area! Have a good weekend!

    Angela, thank you! It's a great dish for this time of year.

    Leslie, I'm with you on that and you have a fantastic weekend also!

  9. This looks pretty! I don't cook enough with shrimp, thanks!

  10. YUM. Looks delic! Do you deliver? ;-)
    xo, Cheryl

  11. this sounds like something we would love Pam~

  12. Debbi, thanks! Have a great weekend!

    Whosyergurl, thanks! Wish I could!

    Claudia, thanks and have a fun weekend!

  13. This looks like it came from my favorite pasta restaurant! I love the blend of flavors you have in this recipe! You are lucky to have a farmers market in your area. I hear a rumor that we may be getting a monthly farmers market in our town, but I haven't seen any advertizements for it.

  14. What a lovely spring meal, thanks!

  15. Linda, we are lucky to have quite a few farmers markets in the area, they're great! Hope one comes your way soon.

    Melynda, thanks, we like it!

  16. Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

  17. I have a bag of frozen peas ready to go. This looks so tasty, Pam. I can't wait till we get fresh peas here too! Thank you for sharing with me tonight...I'm sorry I've been gone so long! Your blog continues to bring a smile to my face. I hope you have a blessed Sunday!

  18. Pam, this sounds simply delish. I bet you can spend more time with your grandson. Enjoy your weekend.
    Blessings, Kristy

  19. Amanda, thanks and have a wonderful day!

    Monet, thanks so much! Hope you're having a great day!

    Kristy, thanks! Yes, he is a great little fun guy. Here's wishing you a super day and week ahead!

  20. Vibrantly colorful and flavorful shrimp dish.

  21. You know how I love shrimp and this is a beautiful dish and it looks divinely delicious, too! Thanks for the great recipe!

  22. Pam, you hit my soft spot - shrimp! This dish looks absolutely delicious! I'll be making this soon! Thanks for a great recipe!


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