A delicious and simple recipe of fresh tomatoes and shrimp that goes great over pasta - especially linguine - or rice. A nice bottle of red wine and some crusty bread, and you're all set!
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 pounds medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 plum tomatoes, finely chopped
- cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
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.
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.