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Shrimp and Tomatoes

December 22, 2020 (Last Updated: January 21, 2021)

Shrimp and Tomatoes are the perfect starter or an appetizer to serve all year long, including the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays. This Shrimp and Tomatoes recipe goes perfectly well with slices of crusty bread or artesian-style crackers and a glass of your favorite wine.

You will love this winning combination of fresh wild-caught jumbo shrimp, a medley of colorful organic grape tomatoes, shallots, Spanish capers, tossed in a lemon and olive oil vinaigrette, and topped with fresh herbs. This Shrimp and Tomatoes dish screams decadent and impressive but is simple to make.

 

You will love this winning combination of fresh wild-caught jumbo shrimp, a medley of colorful organic grape tomatoes, shallots, Spanish capers, tossed in a lemon and olive oil vinaigrette, and topped with fresh herbs. This Shrimp and Tomato Salad screams decadent and impressive but is simple to make.This fantastic recipe for Shrimp and Tomatoes is usually served at about room temperature, so you will want to start with grape tomatoes and most ingredients other than the fresh shrimp that have not been refrigerated. Since I’m a self-proclaimed drama queen, I left the tails on these shrimp when I made them this time. However, I would recommend removing them when serving to a crowd to keep the mess of shrimp tails down. 

 

 

 

 

 

Components for Shrimp and Tomatoes

See the recipe card below for further information.

  • Fresh wild-caught jumbo shrimp: Wild shrimp are caught in their natural habitats while farmed raised shrimp are raised on a shrimp farm.  Wild-caught shrimp are more natural and usually much healthier than their cultivated counterparts.
  • Medley of colorful organic grape tomatoes: Use colorful organic grape tomatoes that are non-GMO, organically grown, and contain no preservatives. Perfect for salads, snacks, and recipes, these classic organic grape tomatoes are genuinely delicious. Be sure not to refrigerate them as it takes away from the tomato’s sweet flavor.
  • Shallots: What’s the difference between shallots and onions? Shallots have a delicate and sweet flavor with a hint of sharpness, while onions tend to bring a more intense flavor. You can substitute shallots in almost any recipe that calls for onions.
  • Spanish capers: The Spanish Capers add a floral, tangy, and salty flavor to the Shrimp and Tomatoes. Capers are salty because of the way they are processed and packaged.
  • Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is frequently used in cooking to “Brighten” flavors and works well to counter many of the flavors present in seafood.
  • Lemon Wedges: The lemon wedges add more flavor to the Shrimp and Tomatoes when serving and serve as a garnish to this seafood dish.
  • Olive oil: Be sure to look for quality olive oil. I use organic cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil in this recipe for the best flavor results. Trust me, and your tastebuds will thank you.
  • Fresh herbs: Fresh herbs are a must in this Shrimp and Tomato recipe. You can use fresh parsley, basil, or cilantro in this recipe or a combination of them. Just don’t combine the basil with cilantro.
  • Kosher salt: Using kosher salt instead of table salt enhances the Shrimp and Tomatoes‘ flavor instead of making the recipe taste salty. Kosher salt has no iodine, which can also lend an unwanted bitter taste to the recipe.
  • Freshly ground peppercorns: When whole peppercorns are freshly ground, they have significantly more flavorful than ground pepper.  When you grind peppercorns immediately before eating, the fresh ground pepper has less time to react with the air, which allows the pepper to maintain the flavor components that make it peppery tasting.

 

 

 

Equipment for the Shrimp and Tomatoes

  • Small kitchen knife to devein the jumbo shrimp (remove mud vein)
  • Small sharp serrated knife to slice the grape tomatoes
  • Cutting board to slice the tomatoes and shallots 
  • Measuring cups to measure ingredients such as  parsley and olive oil
  • Measuring spoons to measure ingredients such as kosher salt and capers
  • Steamer or steam pot to cook the jumbo shrimp
  • Large glass serving bowl to combine and serve the Shrimp and Tomatoes recipe
  • Small bowl to place the olive oil, lemon juice, kosher salt, and pepper
  • Small whisk to combine the olive oil, lemon juice, kosher salt, and pepper
  • Serving spoon to serve the Shrimp and Tomatoes

 

 

 

Method for the Shrimp and Tomatoes

  1. Gather all ingredients listed for the Shrimp and Tomatoes as this recipe moves very fast.
  2. Rinse and devein the jumbo shrimp (remove the mud vein) them remove the tails from the shrimp.
  3. Place the jumbo shrimp in a steamer and cook for about 3-5 minutes, careful not to overcook the shrimp.
  4. Meanwhile, slice the shallots and halve the organic grape tomatoes. Place the cooked jumbo shrimp, tomatoes, shallots, capers, and fresh parsley in a large serving bowl.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the organic extra-virgin olive oil, juice of one lemon, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper with a small whisk. Add the lemon and olive oil vinaigrette to the large bowl right before serving the Shrimp and Tomatoes. Do not add before.
  6. Garnish the Shrimp and Tomatoes with the torn basil before serving.
  7. Serve with slices of crusty bread or artesian-style crackers. 

 

 

 

 

Shrimp and Tomatoes

 

 

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You will love this winning combination of fresh wild-caught jumbo shrimp, a medley of colorful organic grape tomatoes, shallots, Spanish capers, tossed in a lemon and olive oil vinaigrette, and topped with fresh herbs. This Shrimp and Tomato Salad screams decadent and impressive but is simple to make.

Shrimp and Tomatoes

hmccallum
You will love this winning combination of fresh wild-caught jumbo shrimp, a medley of colorful organic grape tomatoes, shallots, Spanish capers, tossed in a lemon and olive oil vinaigrette, and topped with fresh herbs. 
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10 People
Calories 154 kcal

Equipment

  • Small Kitchen knife
  • Small sharp serrated knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Steamer or steam pot
  • Large glass serving bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Small whisk
  • Serving spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds Jumbo Shrimp Steamed, cleaned
  • 2- pints Grape tomatoes organic
  • 1 medium Shallot sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Capers drained
  • ¼ cup Parsley fresh organic, chopped

 Lemon and olive oil vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup Olive oil organic extra-virgin
  • 1 large Lemon juice of
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt or to taste
  • 6 grinds Black peppercorns or to taste

Garnish

  • 6 small basil leaves organic, torn

Instructions
 

  • Gather all ingredients listed for the Shrimp and Tomatoes as this recipe moves very fast.
  • Rinse and devein the jumbo shrimp (remove the mud vein) them remove the tails from the shrimp.
  • Place the jumbo shrimp in a steamer and cook for about 3-5 minutes carful not to overcook the shrimp.
  • Meanwhile, slice the shallots and halve the organic grape tomatoes. Place the cooked jumbo shrimp, tomatoes, shallots, capers, and fresh parsley in a large serving bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine the organic extra-virgin olive oil, juice of one lemon, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper with a small whisk. Add the lemon and olive oil vinaigrette to the large bowl right before serving the Shrimp and Tomatoes. Do not add before.
  • Garnish the Shrimp and Tomatoes with the torn basil before serving.

Notes

Although themccallumsshamrockpatch.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and how ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Under no circumstances will themccallumsshamrockpatch.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on nutritional information.

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 19gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 229mgSodium: 811mgPotassium: 224mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 533IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 144mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Herbs, shrimp, tomato
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Farrukh Aziz
    February 5, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    I loved shrimp and tomatoes together! Putting it together as one recipe was a great idea, I am craving it again! With such easy ingredients at hand, I’m definitely making this again this weekend for my friends to taste!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 19, 2021 at 8:53 am

      Thank you, Frarruka! I appreciate you sharing your experience.

  • Reply
    Anjali
    December 22, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    I love how simple and easy this recipe for shrimp and tomatoes was to make! It was the perfect weeknight dinner for our family!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      December 23, 2020 at 6:04 am

      Thank you so much! I appreciate you sharing feedback Anjali! Happy Holidays!

  • Reply
    Claudia Lamascolo
    December 22, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    I was just looking for a recipe to use my shrimp up and this was perfect! My family and friends really enjoyed this simple but delicious tasting Shrimp and tomato recipe.

  • Reply
    rika
    December 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    This shrimp and tomatoes were so refreshing and light! I loved the combination of shrimp and tomatoes. Both are my fave things to eat! Bookmarking to make it again.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      December 23, 2020 at 6:03 am

      Thank you, Rika! I’m so glad you enjoyed this easy to make recipe! Happy Holidays

  • Reply
    Shanna M.
    December 22, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    This was such an outstanding tasting appetizer and refreshing recipe. You can never go wrong with shrimp in my book, and this recipe proves it.

  • Reply
    Noelle Simpson
    December 22, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    I loved the ingredients in your Shrimp and Tomatoes recipe, so refreshing tasting with the lemon! Thanks for new the menu item. I will be saving this recipe to make again soon.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      December 22, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you so much, Noelle! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Happy Holidays.

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