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Shrimp and Tomatoes

After browning ingredients, pour off any oil, and deglaze the pan by adding water, stock, or wine, and then stirring with a wooden spoon to loosen the flavorful bits from the bottom. The liquid, bits and all, will be incorporated into the final dish.

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Shrimp and Tomatoes

Source: Everyday Food, October 2004


  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6 plum tomatoes, cored, halved lengthwise, and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat; swirl to coat pan. Season shrimp with salt and ground pepper. Add half the shrimp to the pan; cook until opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate; repeat with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and shrimp.

  2. Reduce heat to medium; add garlic and red-pepper flakes. Stir in tomatoes; cook until they begin to break down, 4 to 6 minutes. Season with salt.

  3. Return shrimp and any accumulated juices to pan. Add parsley and lemon juice; toss to coat. Serve over pasta, rice, or spinach, if desired.


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