Spicy Shrimp in 3 Ingredient Marinara Sauce!

Spicy Shrimp In 3 Ingredient Marinara Sauce! Recipe

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Ingrid Parker


This is such a wonderful and fast Meal to prepare. I tend to have all in my pantry or freezer at all times. Glad that we retired to a place where seafood is abundant. I thaw the shrimp under running water and make the fast sauce while they do that. :-0


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10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


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    1 lb. large shrimp, peeled
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    1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
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    4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
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    1 tsp. (or less) crushed red pepper flakes
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    salt to taste (i only use kosher salt)
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    1 recipe 3 ingredient marinara sauce
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    28 once can plum tomatoes
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    1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
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    4 cloves garlic, minced
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    salt and pepper (free ingredients)

How to Make Spicy Shrimp in 3 Ingredient Marinara Sauce!


  1. Season the shrimp with salt (Old Bay Seas. is good too)
  2. In a large skillet over med-high, heat 2 TBSP. olive oil. Cook the shrimp in 2 batches until pink/ golden. Give them room and don't over cook. 2-3 minutes per batch. Remove from skillet.
  3. Add the remaining oil, garlic and pepper flakes to pan and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add Marinara sauce and bring to a simmer. Return shrimp and heat through. 1-2 minutes. Serve over pasta or rice.
  4. 3 Ingredient Marinara Sauce!
    Makes 2 cups:
    1- 28 once can whole plum tomatoes
    2 T olive oil
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    Salt, pepper
  5. In a food processor or blender puree tomatoes until smooth. In a large skillet heat oil over med. heat, add garlic and cook until fragrant, stirring. Add tomatoes, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt and fresh ground pepper (1/2 tsp.) Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 15 minute.
    NOTE: some tomatoes are quite acidic, so I taste and add a little sugar or a "glug" of red/sweet Vermouth while simmering.
    Also during the summer I go to my herb pots outside get 4-5 basil leaves and through them in towards the end. Serve over rice or pasta. My husband has to have fresh grated parmesan on top. :-)

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About Spicy Shrimp in 3 Ingredient Marinara Sauce!

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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