The cold weather gear has been packed (and repacked and repacked again). The suitcase is 49.9 pounds (.1 under my limit). The homecoming outfit has been tried on and changed more times than I know. And now it’s just waiting. Waiting for my flight and for him to land and for us to be together again.
In the meantime, I was thinking of some of my favorite dishes to make for Q’s homecoming. I want something with one pan, easy ingredients and that is quick since we are working with limited cooking supplies. This favorite last-minute weeknight dinner comes to mind.
This baked shrimp dish comes together easily with items I usually keep around (we buy the diced tomatoes in bulk at Costco). Ten minutes on the stove and 12 minutes in the oven. This is a delicious 30-minute meal. I love the simplicity of the flavors and the variety of ways you can serve it (rice, orzo, bread, whatever you have on hand). I cannot wait to cook it up for my man this week!
Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta
This dish tastes best served over orzo or brown rice or with a side of crusty bread to sop up the juices.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
- Two 14.5 ounce cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, with juice
- 1/4 cup finely minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh dill
- 1 1/4 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
- 2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 3 ounces)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Heat the oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer for about 5 minutes, until the tomato juices thicken.
- Remove from the heat. Stir in the parsley, dill, and shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the feta over the top. Bake until the shrimp are cooked through and the cheese melts, about 12 minutes.
Adapted from The Food You Crave