You all know how much I love quick, convenient food. Simple is my middle name. And when it comes to writing deadlines, you'll find that we do a lot of frozen pizza around the Tippens household.
So, sure. Go ahead and stock up on pizzas, Stouffer's casseroles, Lean Cuisine, grocery store-cooked rotisserie chicken, sandwich meat, etc.
But today I'm going to share a recipe that's quick and easy but will also impress your family so much that they won't even know you basically plan to ignore them for a month! ;-)
Quick and Delicious Shrimp
(Inspired by the Shrimp in Saffron Sauce recipe from eMeals.com)
3 Tbs olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
1 Tbs tomato paste
1/2 cup white wine
14 oz can fire roasted diced, peeled tomatoes
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb fresh shrimp
Salt and pepper to taste
**Here are tips to make this quick**
Keep chopped onion in the fridge in a baggie at all times. You never know when you'll want to make a quick omelet or casserole.
Buy tomato paste in a tube (see above).
Use any wine you happen to have on hand (white or red).
Buy the garlic already minced and in a jar.
Splurge on peeled and deveined fresh shrimp (this is a huge time saver!)
Serve with a quick side dish (see below).
Heat oil in skillet and cook onion until translucent.
Add garlic and cook for another minute.
Stir in tomato paste to coat onions.
Then add the wine.
Cook a couple of minutes. Add tomatoes. Bring to a simmer.
Stir in the shrimp and cook until pink. This doesn't take long at all!
Serve over a quick side dish. I used 5-minute Couscous.
A very tasty, healthy and quick meal for your family. Enjoy!