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Shrimp Tomato Basil Skillet Your New Favorite Weeknight Dinner


Shrimp Tomato Basil Skillet is a high-protein dinner that’s both healthy and low carb. This quick and easy seafood dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes.

To make this recipe you’ll need: extra virgin olive oil, shrimp, minced garlic, salt, crushed red pepper flakes, whole tomatoes, and fresh basil.

This skillet meal is perfect for busy weeknights when you want something delicious without spending too much time in the kitchen.

The shrimp cook quickly and soak up the flavors of garlic and red pepper flakes. Tomatoes add a rich base, and fresh basil brings a burst of flavor that ties everything together.

Because it’s all made in one pan, cleanup is a breeze.

Enjoy a satisfying and delicious dinner that will become a regular in your meal rotation.

Weight Watchers Points


1 WW Point (2022/2024 Plan)

MyWW Points: 1 Blue Plan and 2 Green Plan

1 WW Freestyle Point and 2 Smart Points

Close-up of Shrimp Tomato Basil Skillet: Juicy shrimp in a rich tomato sauce, garnished with fresh basil, showcasing a delicious and easy seafood dinner ready in under 30 minutes.

Tips and Tricks

Ingredient Tips:


Shrimp: If using frozen shrimp, make sure to thaw them completely and pat them dry to avoid excess moisture.

Tomatoes: Canned whole tomatoes work great, but you can also use fresh tomatoes if they’re in season. Just chop them coarsely.

Garlic: Freshly minced garlic gives the best flavor, but jarred minced garlic can be a convenient substitute.

Process Tips:


Sautéing Shrimp: Don’t overcook the shrimp. They should be pink and opaque, which takes about 2-3 minutes per side.

Simmering Tomatoes: Simmer the tomatoes until they thicken slightly. This helps concentrate their flavor and make a richer sauce.

Adding Basil: Add the fresh basil at the end to keep its vibrant color and flavor.

Substitutions:


Olive Oil: You can substitute with avocado oil or coconut oil if you prefer.

Red Pepper Flakes: If you like it spicy, increase the amount. For a milder dish, leave them out.

Basil: If you don’t have fresh basil, dried basil can be used. Start with 1 tablespoon of dried basil and adjust to taste.

Storage and Reheating:


Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating: Reheat gently in a skillet over low heat until warmed through. You can add a splash of water or broth if the sauce has thickened too much.

Serving Suggestions:


On Zoodles: For a low-carb option, serve over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash.

Over Pasta: Serve over your favorite pasta for a more filling meal.

With Bread: Pair with crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.


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Shrimp Tomato Basil Skillet

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Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the shrimp, 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, and ¼ teaspoon of salt to the skillet.
  • Sauté the shrimp until they are just cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove the shrimp from the skillet and place them on a plate.
  • Heat 1 more teaspoon of olive oil in the same skillet over low heat.
  • Add the remaining minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes to the skillet.
  • Cook the garlic and pepper flakes, stirring a few times, until they are fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes and the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt to the skillet.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  • Simmer the tomato mixture until it is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.
  • Return the shrimp and any juices from the plate to the skillet.
  • Heat the shrimp through in the tomato mixture.
  • Stir in the chopped basil until it is wilted.
  • Remove the skillet from heat.
  • Stir in the remaining 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Season with additional crushed red pepper flakes if desired.

Notes

Serving Size: ¾ Cup
1 WW Point (2022/2024 Plan)
MyWW Points: 1 Blue Plan and 2 Green Plan
1 WW Freestyle Point and 2 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75CupCalories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 23gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 183mgSodium: 572mgPotassium: 321mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 159IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 1mg
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