Friday, February 4, 2011

Dad's Favorite - Spicy Garlic Shrimp

I absolutely LOVE coming across recipes that I completely forgot I had. Which is funny, you know when you make something, and you think 'wow, this is a great recipe, I'm going to make this a lot'... which you do for a while. Then something happens and it gets lost in the recipe box, or you forget which cookbook it's in... and THEN you have a few free minutes and are deciding what to have for dinner and you stumble across it again... SCORE!! That's what happened with this recipe. This is a really quick recipe to throw together, and it's kid friendly. Ok, so it may not be kid friendly, it's just MY kid friendly... heck, my 2 year old ate mussels the other day. Weird huh? So she liked this recipe, but she pretty much eats everything. The time consuming part of this recipe is the chopping of everything, but even that isn't bad. Enjoy!

Dad's Favorite* - Spicy Garlic Shrimp


1 pound shrimp (cut into bite sized pieces)
4 T olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 t Cajun seasoning
1 t Old bay seasoning

2or3 - 6inch andouille sausage, sliced into thin coins
4 garlic cloves, minced
14-ounce can jalapeno chopped tomatoes, undrained (like Roi-Tel)
14-ounce can chopped tomatoes, drained
1/2 C chicken broth
1/2 C dry white wine

1/2 to 1 t crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 C chopped fresh Italian parsley (or 2 T dried)
1 C frozen peas
16 ounce box rigatoni or penne pasta, cooked, drained

  1. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, add olive oil
  2. Add onions and sausage coins and cook 4-5 minutes until onion is wilted and sausage browns slightly
  3. Add red pepper, Cajun, and Old Bay
  4. Add garlic and cook one minute
  5. Add both tomatoes (one drained, one undrained), broth, wine, and crushed red pepper
  6. Simmer for 5 minutes
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  8. Add shrimp, stir, and cook 3-4 minutes slightly covered
  9. Add parsley and peas and cook 2-3 minutes
  10. Stir in cooked, drained pasta
  11. Serve topped with parmesan
Linking up : Somewhat Simple

Dad's Favorite - Spicy Garlic Shrimp
* In our family we have a habit of naming recipes after that family member who likes it the most, who had it first, etc



  1. I forgot about this one. Going to have to make it again.

  2. YUM! My husband would LOVE this!!! I am going to have to cook it tonight because he just saw it while I was checking out your blog!!! lol! Thanks so much for linking up to DotDotDot, it made my day! I will be featuring this recipe!!


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