Shrimp Two Ways: Shrimp with Tomatoes and Olives & Cajun Shrimp Sandwiches

25 Jul

Central Market had some good looking gulf shrimp on special last weekend, thus, shrimp, it’s what’s for dinner (twice this week)!

Shrimp with Tomatoes and Olives
(based on recipe from August 2008 issue of Real Simple magazine)

This simple dish is great over simple steamed white rice or sopped up with crusty French bread.  Or, for something that cooks even faster than the shrimp with tomatoes and olives, cous cous.

1 tbsp olive oil
1 sweet white onion, finely chopped
15.5 oz can diced tomatoes
3/4 cup pitted green olives
1/2 cup dry white white (such as Sauvignon Blanc)
1 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined, rinsed, and patted dry
salt and pepper

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add in onions and cook until soft (about 4 minutes), stirring occasionally.

Add in tomatoes, olives, wine, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper.  Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes (sauce should be slightly thickened).

Add in shrimp and increase heat to medium.  Cover and cook until the shrimp are completely opaque and pink, about 5 minutes. 

Serves 3-4

Cajun Shrimp Sandwiches
(loosely based on recipe from August 2008 issue of Real Simple magazine)

For something even quicker the following night, cold, creamy Cajun shrimp sandwiches fit the bill in this hot hot hot summer weather.

1/2 lb cooked shrimp (peeled, deveined, and boiled until completely opaque and pink)
1 stalk celery, chopped
a couple of handfuls of salad greens of your choice (I used arugula, but romaine lettuce, spinach, butter lettuce would all work)
2 tbsp low fat mayonnaise
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp Tony Cachere’s
2 sandwich rolls of some sort (I like bollillos, they’re cheap and good)

In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, and Tony’s seasoning.

Fold in cooked shrimp and celery. 

Line split sandwich rolls with salad greens and fill with shrimp and celery mixture.

Serves 2

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2 Responses to “Shrimp Two Ways: Shrimp with Tomatoes and Olives & Cajun Shrimp Sandwiches”

  1. Margie 07/25/2008 at 8:26 pm #

    i bought some of the same last weekend. Shrimp Scampi at our house.

    It’s all good.

  2. Bubba Blue 07/26/2008 at 1:26 pm #

    Dat’s two ways to eat shrimp, but dey’s also shrimp with pesto, coconut shrimp, shrimp gumbo, creole shrimp, barbeque shrimp, shrimp with greens, shrimp toast….dang, I can think of at least a hunerd ways ta eat shrimp. 😉

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