Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
4 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup shrimp mixture and 3/4 cup pasta)

Try Shrimp Sautéed with Fresh Tomatoes, Wine, and Basil for a delicious seafood dinner that is quick and easy. Don't overcook the shrimp, or they will be tough. Although shrimp live in salt water, brining still makes them firmer and juicier.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine water and 1/2 cup salt in a large bowl, stirring until salt dissolves. Pour salt mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag. Add ice and shrimp; seal. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Remove shrimp from bag; discard brine. Peel shrimp.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; sauté 15 seconds. Add shrimp, and sauté 1 minute. Add wine; cook 1 minute, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add tomato, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper; cook 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove from heat; serve over pasta. Sprinkle with basil.

Ratings & Reviews

Well I'll Be!

February 18, 2017
I never heard of someone complaining about a recipe when they didn't use the correct ingredents. I an not sure what color my collar is, but I am a senior almost 80 yrs old, fixed income who uses shrimp at least once a week. I find it economical as i can us 3 or 4 and add lots of vegetables and serve with pasta or rice to make n a fine meal. I was a waitress in a diner and I don't remember the color on my uniform, but I think it was white with sweat rings, probably.I never heard of someone who was frugal who didn't read thru a new recipe to be sure they had all the correct ingredients or could make a satisfactory substitution.Recipes are not intended to tell you what not to use, but to tell you what you should use to make that dish.This is first time i have ever responded to a review, but I will make it next week and post any subs I make. Reviews are subjective...even movie reviews. Tell what you liked or didn't like when you have followed it to a tee.


August 05, 2015
I have not tried this recipe yet, but I am thinking about it. It does sound good, however, I might not brine them before or maybe for not as long. That being said, this is to the reviewer who said that it wasn't clearly posted that you brine the shrimp before you peel them. It was clearly posted in the recipe. It was written that you brine and then peel the shrimp. I do think when I make this I will add some butter to finish the sauce and add some coarsely chopped parsley. 

mlms24's Review

October 19, 2012
This recipes can be changed in so many ways but stilll turn out yummy! I replaced green onions for a white one, black peppers for crushed(though if you do that dont add salt!) and vermicelli for garlic bread. I did not have half the ingredients like basil and so i improvised.

lisaandjeff1999's Review

September 18, 2011

rfox77's Review

January 10, 2011
Great taste and overall a good dish. I'm so glad someone posted about kosher salt vs. regular salt. What a difference! Definitely can't substitute. We did brine shrimp before and had the overly salty taste; inedible. This came out perfect.

foreverpackrat's Review

March 26, 2010
I was interested in this recipe till I saw the sodium content. YIKES! Crossed this off my list to try instantly! Come on guye...are you trying to put us in our graves?

sassytoday's Review

March 10, 2010
Although I'm not as hostile as Angry Cook, I gotta agree. This recipe is wretched. I used shelled shrimp, so I skipped (and would never) brine the shrimp. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. The flavors were so bad that I ended up draining off the sauce and throwing on some butter and lemon juice to make it more like shrimp scampi. But then, of course, the shrimp was tough. Keep looking for a better recipe.

ashapl's Review

April 11, 2009
I hope the incompetent chef who posted this recipe is reading - you ruined a special birthday dinner for my 100 year old grandmother. This dish was so salty it made half my guests sick. I am thinking that it was because the shrimp was already peeled, but it should be clearly spelled out that only unpeeled shrimp should used. I hope this post helps all the blue collar workers out there who work a 12 hour shift of manual labor and then come home to make a special dinner for their dear grandmother without making her vomit!!

MThead4Real's Review

January 18, 2009
Family really liked this. I did add Broccoli and carrots in with the onions and garlic and then with the shrimp I added fresh ginger and fresh chard.