One thing I can admit that our family is wholeheartedly embracing is our love for all things shrimp. Although I have tried many great grilled shrimp recipes and too many pasta dishes to count, I haven’t had the pleasure of a super simple shrimp dish I could create on the stove top…until now.
With surprisingly few ingredients, this dish offers robust flavor thanks to the lemon juice & zest, the garlic, and a little bit of paprika to add that smokey flavor that I love. The best part though is that the whole thing can be pulled together in less than fifteen minutes and served over brown rice for a weeknight meal that is both satisfying and healthy.
I will admit, I knew this dish would be a bit of a stretch for everyone except me in our family. My favorite orzo pasta dish incorporates this delicious flavor profile so I just knew I would love it. Once again, the family shocks me and absolutely devoured every single bite… even the green stuff. I have to remind myself often to continue re-introducing new flavors to my kids, even if they have turned it down before.
I am going to be making this dish often in our house and I can’t recommend it enough for an easy and healthful weeknight meal. What a great start to the New Year.
Now please turn a blind eye next week when I share my Chicken & Dumpling adventures in the kitchen next week.
All good things in moderation.
That’s what we like to say in our house.
Sauteed Shrimp With Spinach & Tomatoes
1.5 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 pound large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 ounces spinach or baby arugula (about 4 cups)
Sea Salt & Black Pepper
1 Lemon (Juice & Zest)
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring often, until they blister, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and smoked paprika and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add shrimp and the zest of one lemon. Cook, stirring often, until almost opaque throughout, about 4 minutes. Add spinach season with salt and pepper, and toss until wilted, 1 minute. Add lemon juice and toss to combine. Serve with brown rice.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 4
Source: Adapted from Martha Stewart Everyday Food