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Shrimp with Spicy Tomato Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Shrimp with Spicy Tomato Sauce

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 26, 2008

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, tomatoes are lousy this time of year. I used good quality canned. I also tossed in some Italian seasoning. I served it over angel hair pasta, a favorite in my house.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 27, 2010

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, then adding the garlic, and finally the tomatoes, basically just long enough to heat them, not cook them to death. To finish I added fresh chopped parsley (this definitely needed that punch of color) and swirled in some butter and some of the pasta cooking water to make a luscious, velvety sauce. Served this tossed with angel air pasta and garnished with a few piquant caper berries.

Dec 03, 2005

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

Mar 06, 2009

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

Sep 29, 2008

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...excellent combination!

Jun 09, 2009

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

Sep 16, 2008

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!!!!

Nov 13, 2007

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.


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  • Calories
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 353 mg
  • 118%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 38.4 g
  • 77%
  • Sodium
  • 1006 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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