Simply Light Cooking: Shrimp A La Provencale


It’s official, the husband and I are both signed up for the Innsbrook Triathalon. This rookie is nervous, excited, and just praying I cross that finish line. And, I have some snazzy new shoes to build my confidence!


But for other simple things…here’s a surprisingly easy French recipe courtesy of Richard Grausmans, French Classics. If preparing the night before, this recipe will only take 10 minutes. I was just astonished at how healthy and easy this was!

Shrimp A La Provencal

For night before preparation: ***Peel, seed, and chop tomatoes. Also, shelled and deveined medium to large shrimp.

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound medium to large peeled and deveined shrimp (fresh or thawed frozen)
  • 2 pounds fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped* or 1 28 ounce can of drained diced tomatoes
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley

First prepare your sauce. Add 1.5 tablespoons of oil to a large non-stick skillet at medium high heat. Once oil starts to smoke, add tomatoes and garlic. Careful of the hot oil and cook down liquid for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add salt and parsley. Stir all in ingredients until well incorporated.

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Next, add remaining oil to another non-stick skillet at medium heat. Add shrimp and sauté for 3 minutes about 1.5 minutes per side of shrimp. They should be pink and begin to curl. Watch out, these cook very fast.


Transfer shrimp onto a platter and pour sauce over shrimp. It’s time to eat. Enjoy!


***How to Peel Fresh Tomatoes

Fill a large saucepan halfway with water. Bring water to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Add a few tomatoes and simmer for about 1-2 minutes. The skin will crack when ready to remove. However, remove after two minutes for tomatoes will turn mushy if cooked too long.


With a slotted spoon transfer tomatoes to a bowl of ice water to cool. Repeat with remaining tomatoes.


When cooled, skin will peel easily off of flesh. Now feel free to prepare as needed.

Penny’s Corner: Never too late for another afternoon nap with daddy. I think the paparazzi woke her up.


Till we meet again! Au Revoir!


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