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Garlic and Parsley Shrimp
with tomato & pepper rice

Active: 30 min Total: 40 min
I came up with this dish by thinking of paella and shrimp. It's not as complicated as the traditional dish but is spot on in the bright colors and colorful flavors! Plus, you get to cook with wine again and feel like such a pro!


Tomato & Pepper Rice:
  • Onions (small) - 1 , diced
  • Green pepper - 1 , diced
  • Red pepper - 1 , diced
  • Corn - 2 cobs , kernels shaved
  • Thyme - 2 sprigs , leaves of
  • White rice - 2 cups
  • Tomato paste - 2 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Chicken stock - 3 cups
  • White wine - 3/4 cup
  • Peas - 1 cup
  • Basil - 1 sprig , leaves of
Garlic and Parsley Shrimp:
  • Shrimp - 1 lb , shelled & deveined
  • Garlic - 3 cloves , minced
  • Parsley - 1/4 bunch , chopped
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemons - 1/2 , juice of


  1. Shrimp - Defrost, rinse, and dry. Toss with a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  2. For shrimp: Garlic / Parsley - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. For rice: Onions / Peppers / Corn / Thyme - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Rice - Rinse until clear.

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  1. Heat a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and then onions and peppers with a dash of salt. Saute for ~3 minutes.
  2. Then add in rice, tomato paste, paprika, and thyme. Stir to mix. Pour in stock and white wine, cover, and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and then cook until rice has absorbed all the liquid, ~15 to 20 minutes.
  3. While rice is cooking, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tbs. (15 ml) cooking oil and then shrimp to heated oil. Saute until almost done, ~6 minutes. Toss in garlic and season to taste with more salt and pepper. Remove from heat when done and toss with parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice. Season to taste with salt.
  4. Return to rice. Toss in corn and peas and cook for another 5 minutes. Turn off heat and add in basil leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy with shrimp!
  5. If making lentils tomorrow night, don't forget to soak them tonight with 3x the amount of water.



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