Healthy Spicy Shrimp Scampi Recipe with Organic Muir Glen® Tomatoes

by Sugar on January 5, 2012 · 11 comments

Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Organic Muir Glen® Tomatoes Print

The fresh flavor of Muir Glen® Tomatoes made my Spicy Shrimp Scampi recipe extra special delicious. I had the privilege of trying these tomatoes for the first time this week. I received a beautiful basket with the Limited Edition Red and Yellow Organic Tomatoes as well as the Fire Roasted variety. They are truly a special treat when you consider that they are grown organically on a farm in California and hand harvested at the peak of ripeness.

Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Organic Muir Glen® Tomatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Start to Finish: 20 minutes

4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of shrimp, peeled deveined tail on
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic red and yellow diced tomatoes or the Muir Glen® organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped or 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Progresso® Italian Style Panko Bread Crumbs

Directions:

Place the shrimp in a bowl and season well with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat add the olive oil, the butter and the garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the wine to the pan and let it cook for a minute or two. Then add the tomatoes, the jalapeno (or red pepper flakes). Season the sauce with salt and pepper and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Add the shrimp to the pan and cook until they turn pink, about 2 to 3 minutes.  Add the lemon juice, parley and basil and give everything a gentle stir. Top with the breadcrumbs and remove from stove.

Serve immediately over rice or pasta.

Cooking Tips:

Chicken stock can be used in place of the wine.

A few chopped green onions make a nice addition to this recipe.

Muir Glen® Was kind enough to send me this beautiful basket of tomatoes to try. I have to tell you that I absolutely loved the flavor. I can’t wait to try some of my other recipes and use these tomatoes. You can see in the photo how lovly the color looks. It reminded me of the tomatoes we used to jar with my family when I was a kid. They look like they truley are picked at perfection and preserved. What a treat!

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liv says:

HI Sugar,

Thank u so very much for all your amazing recipes!! If I can’t find those tomatoes is there another brand or a substitution I can use? Please advise plan on making this recipe

Sugar says:

You can use canned stewed tomatoes in it’s place and it’s super yummy. Enjoy!

Char says:

Good morning Sugar !

I made this Shrimp Scampi last night and I loved it !!!! This is different than my usual recipe that I do love… but this was different and delicious.

I served this over angel hair pasta and that was just perfect…..I did add a little more butter just because I like the taste.Only used about 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes.

Just Yummy ! Thanks again …..
Char

Sugar says:

Char that sounds so good. Yum!! Wish I was there to enjoy some too. Thanks for posting.

Lisa says:

Hey Sugs! What kind of white wine do you find tastes best when cooking? There are so many that I am never sure which to use. I want to make this tonight. Thanks.
Lisa

Sugar says:

Lisa,

The one rule I like to use is to never cook with a wine I wouldn’t drink but since I’m not a wine snob that isn’t saying much. LOL!!

I like to use a Sauvignon Blanc when I cook with white wine. One I recently have been using is Rex Goliath. It’s not expensive and it great.

Hope this helps.

Sugar

Lisa says:

Just wondering if those are scallions in the pictures. I didn’t see them in the text. Do you use them in this recipie?

Sugar says:

Lisa,

Yes they are green onions or scallions. I mention in the notes in the recipe that they are a nice addition for a variety.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Sugar

cha says:

Enjoy your site…Love the recipes…..Although I have a scampi recipe that I use…I’m going to try yours….Happy New Year…

Sugar says:

cha,

Oh thank you. I think you will enjoy it. I kept it lean for the new year but you can add more butter if you like.

Sugar