I wanted to make a lighter supper for hubby and me since we're hosting a fondue party at our house tomorrow night. Shrimp was on sale at the grocery store, and I actually found some really nice looking tomatoes, so we decided to "wing it" from there. We ended up with a fantastic, light, delicious dinner.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled and de-veined
2 teaspoons Paula Dean's house seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder)
2 more tablespoons of olive oil
1/4 cup onion, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
10-12 cherry or plum tomatoes, sliced in half
4 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped, divided
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 servings of cooked pasta, hot - your favorite shape
Heat first two tablespoons of olive oil in a grill pan (a regular skillet will work, too) over medium-high heat. Add shrimp so that each one is laying flat on the grill pan. Sprinkle house seasoning over the shrimp. Allow to cook for 2 minutes, then flip and allow to cook for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
PS: Doesn't my new camera that hubby got me for Christmas ROCK????