Spicy Shrimp with Squash

We like shrimp not only because it tastes good, but also because it’s quick and easy to prepare.

I pulled zucchini squash, yellow squash, and green onions out of the refrigerator and sautéed them for a minute with a little minced garlic.  To spice it up, I added Rotel tomatoes with green chiles, and plenty of seasonings. 

It had a light spicy sauce ~ perfect for shrimp and fresh veggies.  A quick dinner that we really enjoyed, and I hope you do too!

Spicy Shrimp with Squash


1 pound shrimp, deveined and
Olive oil cooking spray
1 zucchini squash, sliced
1 yellow squash, sliced
4 green onions, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (10-ounces) Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
1 tablespoon Ancho Chile Pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons corn starch
2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped


Coat large skillet with cooking spray.
Over medium-high heat, add squash, onions and garlic.
Cook for 2-3 minutes until just tender.
Add tomatoes and cook for a minute.
Stir in seasonings and lemon juice, combining well for 2 minutes.
Add shrimp and cook for another 2 minutes until no longer pink.
Serve over linguine, or your favorite pasta.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.


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  1. Pam, this looks really good. A nice pull together meal.


  2. Quick and delicious with a little kick! This is my kind of recipe. Thank you for sharing Pam!

  3. I am always on the hunt for new ways to use shrimp and your recipe looks like a winner. We certainly have plenty of squash these days.


  4. Estupenda la receta, me encanta como se ve.


  5. Welcome back, Pam! I always have a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer - so quick and easy to throw something together for dinner with them.

  6. Quick, easy and darn tasty too! It doesn't get any better, Pam!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

  7. We love shrimp, and this looks great! We have so much squash I try to use it in everything- this is perfect. :)

  8. Mmmm I love spice! What a great meal!

  9. Hi Pam....so glad you are back and that Bill is doing well. I have missed you!!
    Shrimp and spice....can't beat these two things combined...I could eat my weight in shrimp and let me tell you...that would be a lot of eating!! lol.
    Yay!!...looking forward to all your recipes..

  10. This looks great! Shrimp is also low in fat and calories!

  11. I love shrimp for the same reason.. it's soooo easy! This sounds delicious, Pam!

  12. I love meals like this, Pam. Like everybody else I have tons of zucchini right now. Would never have thought to pair it up with shrimp, and it sounds delicious. I like the quick and easy part too.

  13. Pam, I'm catching up on my blog reading. We were away on a trip and I always leave the computer behind. I would have never thought of this combination of veggies with shrimp...but it looks and sounds great! Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


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