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Firehouse Recipe of the Week: Garlic Basil Shrimp



Garlic Basil Shrimp




  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 25 to 30 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot.
  • Saute shrimp on both sides until just cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  • Transfer sauted shrimp with a slotted spoon to a large bowl.
  • Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes to the oil remaining in skillet and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add dry white wine and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in basil and tomatoes.
  • Season the sauce with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  • Return the shrimp to pan and cook just until heated through.
  • ENJOY!

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

260 calories, 10g total fat, 30g protein, 6g carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 215mg Cholesterol, 215mg sodium


  Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

  July 14, 2010


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