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Easy Shrimp and Tomatoes


This is a quick and flavorful one-pan dish blending shrimp, parsley, lemon juice, and tomatoes.

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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.

Cook's Notes

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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  • paige christopher van orton
    22 AUG, 2015
    Love this dish and make it all the time! Very easy to make and so flavorful.
  • Lucymsp
    24 MAR, 2009
    I love this dish - it is a once a week staple. Great with orzo.