Shrimp with Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce | Morsels of Life

Shrimp with Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce

A creamy basil stew with shrimp, parsley, basil, and a bit of Cajun spice. Perfect with some Fried Green Tomatoes.

Morsels of Life - Shrimp with Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce - A creamy basil stew with shrimp, parsley, basil, and a bit of Cajun spice. Perfect with some Fried Green Tomatoes.

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Since I was making Fried Green Tomatoes, and James chose shrimp, I wanted to see if I could make a shrimp dish to go with the Fried Green Tomatoes. Luckily for me, I'd just eaten some New Orleans shrimp and Andouille sausage with seasoned onions and jambalaya. I've also made a Creole Jambalaya before, and it was pretty simple and straightforward. For this shrimp dish, I thought something a bit creamier than the Jambalaya would contrast the crispy Fried Green Tomatoes. I started off as usual, by cooking up some onion and garlic. Then in went the chopped tomatoes and seasonings, and finally, the shrimp and milk. Your final product will have quite a bit of sauce. You can thicken it up by boiling off some of the liquid or eat it more as a stew. Another option is to serve the shrimp with Fried Green Tomatoes as an appetizer and put a bit of sauce on each tomato slice. Lots of options!

How will you serve this shrimp and tomato stew?


by Morsels of Life | CJ Huang
A creamy basil stew with shrimp, parsley, basil, and a bit of Cajun spice. Perfect with some Fried Green Tomatoes.

 
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Servings: 4 (or 6-8 as an appetizer)
Cuisine: American
Category: meals, dinner, mains, appetizer, seafood

 

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1 tablespoon basil, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1/2 cup milk I used whole.
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups 1 can tomatoes, diced 14-15 ounce can, with juices
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

Methods:

  1. Gather all materials.
  2. Cook onion in butter until translucent, then add garlic, cooking until fragrant.
  3. Add in tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, parsley, and basil, and simmer about 25 minutes.
  4. Stir in shrimp, cooking until pink, then add in milk.

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Calories (Cal): 240 ・ Fat (g): 6 ・ Protein (g): 26 ・ Carbs (g): 21 ・ Fiber (g): 1 ・ Sodium (mg): 220
Nutritional values are estimates only. See our full nutrition disclosure here.


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Keywords: Shrimp with Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce, main dishes, easy, low sodium, low fat, low carb, low calorie

Shared with: Full Plate Thursday, Artsy Fartsy Party, BFF Open House, Meal Plan Monday, Fiesta Friday, Saturday Sparks, Traffic Jam, Hearth and Soul, What's for Dinner?, Over the Moon, Inspire Me Monday, Farm Fresh Tuesday, Wine'd Down Wednesday

14 comments:

  1. I love the idea of your shrimp served over fried green tomatoes!

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  2. Give it a try and see how you like it. :) We really liked this dish, and I'm hoping we can get some more green tomatoes this year!

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  3. I am printing this out now, friend! It looks and sounds REALLY good! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I always enjoy seeing what you share each week. :-)

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  4. We really enjoyed it, and hope you do too! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  5. Oh yummy! Thanks for linking up at #SustainableSundays!

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  6. Is that fried green tomatoes with it?? Wow - I bet that is really good! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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    1. It sure is! :) We enjoyed it, and hope you do too. :)

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  7. What a great dish - love the flavours in there. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday.

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  8. This looks delish! Visiting you from the hearth and soul link up.

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    1. Glad to have you! Hope you give this one a try. :)

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  9. I love shrimp! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope your weekend is fantastic.

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