Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tasty Tuesday Tuscan Shrimp!

I was going to post this recipe last Tuesday, but at midnight on Monday, it was only an idea in my head. Now, it's a reality, so here it is. I've been trying to watch the fat, so I cooked this in broth rather than sauteing everything in olive oil, figuring there was enough oil in the olives and pesto to make up for it. The butter was mostly for flavor.

Tuscan Shrimp

12 oz medium tail-off shrimp
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
Broccoli flowerettes (about 1 cup or the tops of one stalk)
1 medium onion, sliced
1 tbsp basil pesto
1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives (I used a spicy olive medley from the olive bar at the grocery)
1 tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1 tbsp chopped roasted bell pepper
1 tbsp butter
salt and pepper 
Pasta of choice (I used angel hair) cooked and drained
Shredded Parmesan.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Heat the broth in a skillet and add the butter, onions, mushrooms, broccoli, roasted peppers, tomatoes, and olives. Cook until onions are translucent. Add the shrimp, wine, and pesto and cook until shrimp is pink. Salt and pepper to taste. Add the cooked, drained pasta and toss to mix. Top with Parmesan cheese.
Makes 2-3 servings depending on how hungry you are. If you use the spicy olives like I did, this dish packs some serious heat!


  1. Thx ladies and I've tried talking to him but whenever I call it says the number you are trying to reach has changed

  2. Hmmm... Makes me wonder if he gave you the right number to start with. I'd let this one go.

  3. I know he did cuz we wee texting on it for the few days before the date

  4. Forgetabout him Nimby. Obviously he's not interested. You can find someone else. Great recipe. And that guy is for sure packing heat. LOL!!

  5. I agree with Donna. Best to forget about this dude.

  6. He's kinda hard to forget, lol.
    I mean WOW!

  7. LOL! Not THAT guy. Nimby's guy!

  8. Yeah you gals are right and I mean who better to get relationship advice from then a romance author and her avid readers

  9. Totally Nimby. He's being a jerk so just forget about him. You can find better.

    Cheryl, I'm drooling, drooling! Over the dish of course. *Coughs* and the hunk *Coughs*

  10. Some yang-dang-doodle we got here, Cheryl;)

  11. Yummy, smooth all over....let me just run my hand down.....(grin)