Eat This: Shrimp in White Wine and Garlic Sauce


A few weeks ago, I made dinner for Will and Paige – something balanced with some meat, veggies, pasta and the like. It was a Will and Paige meal — something simple, but tasty, with a healthy sized serving of pasta. For me, I quickly whipped up some Romano encrusted shrimp (I really need to share that recipe too). Will took one look at my plate and requested a taste. Then another taste. Then another. Before I knew it, he’d eaten his food and half of mine.

He had never eaten shrimp before but one single taste left him positively smitten with the meaty little sea-dwellers.

Earlier this week, when I went to go make myself some shrimp with dinner, I was smart and made a lot more … and after taking one bite of this recipe I was in love. Is it terrible that I secretly wished Will wouldn’t finish his serving? Is it even worse that I was disappointed when he cleaned his plate?

It’s true. I was. But these are just oh so good. Truly.

Eat This: Shrimp in White Wine and Garlic Sauce
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These shrimp are fantastic with pasta. Don’t be afraid to sop up the sauce with bread or even let it inch into your pasta. It is mouthwatering good.
Serves: serves 4, as a side dish or appetizer
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 oz frozen cooked shrimp (large – tails off, preferably)
  • salt
  1. Combine the wine, butter and garlic in a medium skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the shrimp and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Uncover, sprinkle with salt and cook for a few more minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  3. Devour.


  1. says

    I love a dish that is so simple to make, but hard to stop eating! I don’t blame you for wishing he’d leave a bit extra for you… I find myself doing that once in awhile with my kids!


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