Spicy Shrimp In 3 Ingredient Marinara Sauce! Recipe

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Spicy Shrimp in 3 Ingredient Marinara Sauce!

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


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


1Season the shrimp with salt (Old Bay Seas. is good too)
2In 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.
3Add 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.
43 Ingredient Marinara Sauce!
Makes 2 cups:
1- 28 once can whole plum tomatoes
2 T olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
Salt, pepper
5In 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. :-)

About this Recipe

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