Shrimp with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Shrimp with Spicy Tomato Sauce


"This recipe is very simple and a real all-around favorite. It even tastes great the next day, that is, if you have leftovers! Serve over pasta or rice with a bottle of red wine and some crusty bread for a fantastic and impressive dinner."


40 m servings 288 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 38.4 g
  • 77%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 353 mg
  • 118%
  • Sodium:
  • 1006 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the garlic in the olive oil until just golden, approximately 2 minutes. Be careful not to burn the garlic. Add the tomatoes and sprinkle with salt and cayenne pepper. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
  2. Season the shrimp with salt and add to the tomatoes. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until no longer pink. Stir in 1 tablespoon of butter for added richness, if desired.
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  1. 29 Ratings


I've actually been making a very similar recipe for about 18 years. It was actually taught to me by my landlord at the time. He was from Italy and this was one of his specialties. Unfortunately,...

Not bad, but needs some jazzing up. A little weak in the flavor department. I prepared this a little backwards from the recipe directions, first sauteeing the shrimp just briefly in olive oil,...

Didn't have tomatoes, so used ordinary pasta sauce instead. Excellent over pasta shells with small bits of broccolli

Made it as directed and found it pretty boring, so I threw in a whole bag of spinach. WOW! What a difference it made!

This was delicious! I added fresh basil, chopped zucchini, crushed red pepper and a few other spices to the sauce, grilled the shrimp for a couple minutes and served with whole wheat linguine.....

So quick and easy--which is key with 2 children under the age of 3--and so tasty!!!

This was a big success with my family. Used frozen, pre-cooked, tail-off shrimp... thawed. Poured shrimp/tomato mixture into angel hair pasta, mixed & served. Very easy and quick!!!!

Good recipe. To cut the acid of the tomatoes I added about a tablespoon of molasses. And I added a few more spices. Very quick and good.

Rating this a four, even though I ultimately had to add a bit more seasoning to create the sauce I wanted. But I really, really like this recipe with a few minor additions and will definitely ma...