Friday, March 1, 2013

Speedbo Recipe Kickoff!

Missy, here. Today's the first day of March, the official start to SPEEDBO! For those readers who don't know what that here to visit the Seekerville blog (and then come right back!).

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

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).

To prepare:

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!


  1. LOL, so quick and easy your family won't know you plan to ignore them for a month. Hilarious.

    I just happen to have frozen shrimp at my house.

    Thank you for the recipe.

  2. So this vegetarian doesn't eat fish either but I love couscous. I think I could make a veggie version of this some yummy veggies and maybe a bit of seasoned tofu. And I've never seen tomato paste in a tube before. Honestly you would think I live clear around the world from y'all instead of being your northern neighbour. :-)

    1. Kav, I had never seen it until I noticed them using it on Food Network. So I went searching, since I often only needed a tablespoon or two of paste, and ended up throwing half a can away.

      I finally located it in the section with the pasta sauce. :)

  3. Tomato paste in a tube? I've never seen it either, Kav.

    And I'd have to substitute something for the shrimp, too. Half of my family loves seafood, but the other half? You'd think I was trying to feed them sheep brains.

    BUT, this looks so quick and easy - maybe I'll cut the recipe down and do it for lunch (when I'm the only one in the house!)

    1. Maybe cubed chicken, Jan?? But that takes longer to cut up chicken (unless you leave it partially frozen).

      Or lunch. That's a good idea. :)

  4. Oh yummy! I love shrimp recipes but I never quite know what to do with them when I gt them home. I'm keeping this recipe!!

  5. Virginia, I always think of shrimp as a splurge. A real treat!