Here is a 20-minute shrimp-lover’s delight

shrimp, garlic, onions, olive oil and wine

Shrimp simmers in wine and garlic

20-Minute Shrimp-Lover’s Delight

This Italian-influenced skillet meal takes just 20 minutes from grocery bag to table.

SHRIMP 1 lb (16-20 count) fresh shrimp (peeled, de-veined)

sea salt (to taste)
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
six cloves of garlic (peeled, pressed, chopped fine)
one bunch green onions (cleaned, chopped)
olive oil
Chardonnay wine
shredded parmesan cheese (half cup)
half-pound pasta (your choice, spaghetti
2 tblsp dried Italian parsley (or ¼ cup fresh chopped)

PEEL, de-vein shrimp, remove tail fins, wash thoroughly in cold water. Drain, dry with cotton towel.

CHOP onions, peel, smash and chop garlic. Combine and cook on low heat in 2 tblsp hot olive oil in deep skillet until softened.

BOIL water for spaghetti, with tsp. olive oil. ADD spaghetti to boiling water, cook until tender, about 10 minutes, drain under cold water, set aside.

ADD shrimp to skillet, add parsley, toss with garlic and onions. Add salt, pepper to taste. Cook on one side until color changes (about two minutes), turn individually, cook on second side until pink.

ADD 1/4 cup of Chardonnay wine, lower heat, simmer for 10 minutes.

ADD spaghetti to skillet, toss thoroughly but gently with tongs. Sprinkle parmesan cheese after serving.


About mountain barry

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., I grew up in a beautiful small town, where I could bicycle to the local golf course and to the Buffalo Bills training camp. My dad was from Kentucky and was a Naval officer in WW II. My mom was from a similar small town and could beat my dad at golf. I started my first publication, a weekly newspaper, in 9th grade, and have been at it ever since: college newspaper, graduate school, college press service, daily newspapers in New York, North Carolina and Kansas, business journals in Kansas and California; also corporate communications/p.r. in Kansas and the SF Bay Area. I have two beautiful children, one extraordinary grandson, three remarkable stepchildren and a patient, loving wife who also happens to be an eBay trading assistant. My dogs, cat, gardens and the basketball goal in the driveway round out the picture of my home in a small town in the redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where mornings are foggy and afternoons are sunny.
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