Shrimp In Tomato Garlic Wine Sauce


By far, my favorite dish to cook is my version of shrimp in a tomato garlic wine sauce. It is a very simple dish, and could be made when you are feeling lazy, but want to whip up something fresh and vibrant.



  1. 1 bag of frozen shrimp medium sized, but can be larger (can be fresh if you prefer, but I prefer to cook with frozen shrimp)
  2. Pasta of choice, about half a box for 3-4 servings (I prefer rigatoni or farfalle)
  3. 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  4. 1 ladle worth of pasta water
  5. 1 cup of white wine or sparkling wine (champagne if you like or something cheap)
  6. Kosher salt – to flavor as well as some extra if need be
  7. Fresh ground black pepper
  8. 2 Tablespoons of salted butter
  9. 4 cloves of garlic, crushed (more if you like a lot of garlic)
  10. 1 to 2 Tomatoes (more if there is more pasta)
  11. 2 ounces of lemon juice
  12. 1 Teaspoon of Crushed Red Pepper (more if you like spicy)
  13. Shredded Parmesan


  1. Boil a pot of salty water (Water should be nearly salty like the ocean)IMG_9217
  2. Add pasta of choice
    1. Once pasta has been added, stir off and on and follow instructions on the type of pasta you have chosen
  3. Set timer for 3 minutes, and timer for the time of the pasta
  4. While pasta is boiling start chopping and slicing tomatoes and herbsIMG_9218
  5. Once the first timer goes off, heat a deep sauce pan on medium high heat and add extra virgin olive oil.
  6. Once the olive oil has heated up add butter
  7. Let butter melt and add crushed garlic and add a ladle of pasta water
  8. Allow garlic to become translucent and soft and add in lemon juice and alcoholIMG_9221
  9. Allow alcohol to cook off (about 30 seconds) and then add shrimp
  10. Cook shrimp for about 1.5 minutes on each side and add crushed red pepper, tomato and shred enough parmesan to lightly cover shrimp and mixIMG_9222
  11. At this time pasta should be done, throw in pasta and chopped herbs into sauce with shrimpIMG_9223
  12. Top with more shredded parmesan (however much you want) and serve.