all sorts of recipes, from me to you

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Tomatoes




When I was growing up, Mom used to boil shrimp for shrimp cocktail when entertaining.  The aroma drove our cat crazy and made me want to leave the house.  No way was I eating shrimp!





I still don't really care for shrimp cocktail; however, many years later, when Bill and I were in Key West one winter, I liked the looks of the fried shrimp at our favorite beer garden restaurant and gave one a try ~ shock, it was excellent!  Of course, unlike here in “Chicagoland,” the shrimp was very fresh there, which most likely made a difference!





Since then, shrimp dishes appear on our dinner table here at home, off and on.  This one has more than a generous amount of heat, so adjust the garlic, red pepper and Montreal seasoning according to your taste.  This is a quick, delicious recipe that I hope you’ll try!



Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Tomatoes

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
8 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
¼ teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons McCormick Montreal Seasoning
14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 green bell pepper, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1-½ pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp, tails intact

Method:

Heat large skillet over medium-high heat; add olive oil.
Add garlic, red pepper, sugar and Montreal seasoning; sauté 1 minute.
Add tomatoes and bell pepper.
Cook until peppers start to soften.
Add shrimp; sauté 3-4 minutes.
Toss with lemon juice.
Serve with rice.

ENJOY!!!



Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind Of Cooking.  She has unique tips on Tuesdays and yummy recipes every Friday!






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25 comments:

  1. Pam, I love spicy shrimp...boiled shrimp...bang bang shrimp...coconut shrimp, etc.! These shrimp look great but I would have to leave out the bell pepper. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  2. Dave, thanks! Yes to the coconut shrimp! Have a good day!

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  3. Oh pam I love shrimps and especially with garlic these sounds delicious!

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  4. I am glad you like shrimp now! I just love this quick and easy recipe! I am going to pass it along to my family living in Florida too.

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  5. Love, love shrimp. Sounds like a great recipe.

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  6. You must stop copying me. I'm making Creole shrimp tonight with tomatoes, etc. Oh well, great minds ...

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  7. Well you know what a shrimp-o-holic I am and these sound fab and so easy, too! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  8. These look delicious! Shrimp is so good!
    ~Judy

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  9. Gloria, great! I love shrimp too, esp. when it's cooked somehow!

    Linda, wonderful! In Florida, they will definitely have good shrimp.

    Claudia, thanks and have a great rest of the day!

    Susan, I'm guessing there aren't many people who don't like shrimp--it's a wonderful thing!

    Stephen, yes to the great minds but I have ESP also! I will be checking out your Creole dish!

    Marguerite, absolutely, I know! You would love this with all the heat. I can only imagine how delicious all your Cajun and Creole dishes are! Wish I had a taste of it all!

    JG, thanks! And, it's a healthy sort of dish also!

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  10. Hi my Dear Pam, i already seen this lovely dish on your facebook:p i LOVE shrimp!!!really loveee:) and this one, sounds delicious! thank you so much for your lovely comment about my moamba recipe:) it's from Africa:) kisses my friend:)

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  11. Quick and easy.. we love shrimp at our house and this sounds great!

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  12. Mmmmm I love all shellfish so this must be good. Problem here is all shrimps and prawns are precooked. In S,Africa we could get fresh and I cooked them myself, they tasted so much better!! Diane

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  13. Coradinha, thank you! I'm glad you like it! That was interesting with your recipe. Have a good weekend and kisses to you.

    Karen, yes. That's the great thing about shrimp, quick!

    Diane, you're right! Fresh always tastes so much better!

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  14. Spice, garlic and shrimp sound like a tasty combo to me!

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  15. I don't know if I could ever get sick of shrimp. This dish looks like a great one to add to my repertoire!

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  16. As you probably know, we love shrimp - it's so easy to prepare and you can do so much with it! LOVE these ingredients together... must make soon!!!

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  17. Oh girl... I could eat ever shrimp anyone put in front of me. Not sure I could ever get enough...
    Thanks for sharing this exciting recipe!!!

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  18. I'm like you, I liked shrimp better when I lived in Florida. The shrimp inland tastes funny - chemically.

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  19. That's funny - I've always loved shrimp - esp. shrimp cocktail. My mother wouldn't touch one for anything...

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  20. After about 20 years of marriage, my hubby finally started eating shrimp! I totally know what you mean about the shrimp you can find in the Midwest, but this recipe looks worth trying! Fingers crossed for decent shrimp at the fish monger's~

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  21. Oh yum! This looks delicious! We absolutely love shrimps! Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely day!

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  22. Pam, that cat is so funny, I love it! Thanks for the recipe.

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  23. A delicious dish! I love anything that is garlicky.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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Keep smiling,
Pam