Spinach and Shrimp: a Light Summer Supper

We’ve been having some beastly hot weather lately and I’ve been on the hunt for dinner ideas that do NOT involve turning on the oven. This light dinner of Shrimp and Sauteed Spinach does involve turning on a couple of burners but not for long. Both the shrimp and the spinach cook up quickly, so my time in front of the stove is at a minimum.

Shrimp and Spinach Saute for a light Summer Supper

Shrimp and Sauteed Spinach

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces shrimp, cleaned and peeled
  • 2 T. minced garlic
  • 2 T. olive oil (or sesame oil….even nicer)
  • 16 ounces baby spinach, washed
  • juice of one lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pine nuts for garnish (optional)
  • 1 slice bacon, cooked extra crispy for garnish (optional)
  • grated Parmesan for garnish (optional)

Directions:

Saute cleaned shrimp briefly in olive oil and 1 T. minced garlic and set aside.

Shrimp sauteed in garlic and butter or olive oil

In a large skillet, heat up 1 t. olive (or sesame) oil and 1 T. minced garlic. When the oil is hot and the garlic is sizzling, add the spinach. This will be a large amount of fresh spinach and it will cook down to almost nothing. Use a large spatula to turn the spinach once or twice. Cover and turn off  the burner. (If you’re cooking on an electric stove, remove the pan from the burner.) It won’t take long for the spinach to wilt down completely. Add salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Toss thoroughly.

Use fresh, washed baby spinach for this Shrimp dishGarnish this Shrimp and Spinach dinner with toasted pine nuts

Serve on a lunch plate by spooning shrimp over a bed of spinach. Garnish with toasted pine nuts, crumbled bacon, and grated Parmesan.

Shrimp and Spinach, garnished with Parmesan, Pine nuts, and bacon crumbles

Notes: I like to buy my spinach at Sams Club in the big tubs for $4.48. It’s organic and well washed which makes my life easier. On super hot days, I like to buy shrimp that has already been cooked. Then all I need to do is toss it in the pan for a couple of minutes to get the garlic flavor. It doesn’t take much longer than that, though, to cook up the uncooked shrimp and the  flavors and seasons of the garlic (and even a dab of butter) will be absorbed much more thoroughly.

Barb

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Spinach and Shrimp: a Light Summer Supper

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Dinner for 2 - 3

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces shrimp, cleaned and peeled
  • 2 T. minced garlic
  • 2 T. olive oil (or sesame oil....even nicer)
  • 16 ounces baby spinach, washed
  • juice of one lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pine nuts for garnish (optional)
  • 1 slice bacon, cooked extra crispy for garnish (optional)
  • grated Parmesan for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Saute cleaned shrimp briefly in olive oil and 1 T. minced garlic and set aside.

In a large skillet, heat up 1 t. olive (or sesame) oil and 1 T. minced garlic. When the oil is hot and the garlic is sizzling, add the spinach. Use a large spatula to turn the spinach once or twice. Cover and turn off the burner. (If you're cooking on an electric stove, remove the pan from the burner.) It won't take long for the spinach to wilt down completely. Add salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Toss thoroughly.

Serve on a lunch plate by spooning shrimp over a bed of spinach. Garnish with toasted pine nuts, crumbled bacon, and grated Parmesan.

http://www.mysisterskitchenonline.com/2012/07/10/spinach-and-shrimp-a-light-summer-supper/

 


2 thoughts on “Spinach and Shrimp: a Light Summer Supper

  1. This looks so yummy! I wanted to promote it on facebook, but the only picture that showed up was of the garlic in the pan. Is there a way for me to fix that so I can spread the love on facebook?

    • Beth, I think there is a place to scroll through to which picture you want. When I paste the link to the post (not just to the website) it shows me several photo options. I chose the photo I liked best.

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