Shrimp in Spicy Tomato Sauce

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 30 minutes
  • 4 servings

The jalapeno pepper gives a spicy kick to this shrimp dish. Make sure you discard the hot pepper’s seeds if you don’t want to make it too hot!

Ingredients Needed for Shrimp in Spicy Tomato Sauce

    2 tablespoons of butter
    1 onion, chopped
    1 celery stick, thinly sliced
    1 red bell pepper, chopped
    5 mushrooms, sliced
    1 cup canned tomatoes
    1 cup heavy cream
    1 pound shrimp
    1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped

How to Make Shrimp in Spicy Tomato Sauce

  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion, celery, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Stir and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the canned tomatoes, reduce the heat and simmer about 5 minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  4. Add the heavy cream, shrimp, jalapeno, and lemon juice. Stir and simmer for 7 minutes.
  5. Add fresh basil, salt, and pepper to taste.

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