I don’t know about you, but personally, I find that when I’m eating squeaky clean, I rarely feel like having elaborate meals. I want REAL tasty food, and I want it REAL fast, too!
So during this new round of Whole30®, I’ll try to, as much as possible, come up with super quick and easy recipes; you know, the kind of dishes that you barely need a recipe for…
Now, that doesn’t mean I won’t be whipping up more elaborate dishes, like this glorious Rolled Meatloaf which I just made yesterday, but I’ll try and keep things darn right simple most of the time.
And when it comes to real simple, this Quick and Easy Sauteed Shrimp dish couldn’t fit the description more perfectly: all you will need in order to get this delicious dish on your table are 5 ingredients and perhaps 10 minutes of your time… if that!
First, you’ll need shrimp. Now I used wild-caught, Pink Argentinean Shrimp. Not very local, I’ll admit, but hey, they’re wild-caught at least! Look at how beautiful these babies are! They’re not even cooked yet and they already are the most gorgeous shade of pink. I think I’m in love!
If you can’t find these pink shrimp, though, you can very well use any other kind of shrimp. Just make sure you start with raw shrimp of a decent size.
Oh, and if you are using frozen, be certain to thaw them completely and drain well before using.
When you are ready to eat (and I really do mean that, you better be ready like, NOW) melt some ghee in a medium skillet set over low-medium heat.
Add the bell peppers and cook for about one minute until slightly softened. Throw in garlic and continue cooking for 30 seconds to a minute, until fragrant.
Now don’t try and speed up the process by cranking up the heat, here. It’s already fast enough as it is, and you don’t want to scorch the vegetables. All you wanna do is soften them up and infuse that beautiful golden ghee with all kinds of delicious flavors.
Next, add the shrimp, salt and pepper and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes, until the shrimp is completely opaque. Add fresh thyme, stir one final time and serve.
Oh, and if you want to save even more time… see all that beautiful ghee and garlic at the bottom of the pan? Leave some of that in there when scooping out the shrimp and use it to sauté some vegetables quick quick. Sugar snap peas will take about a minute and a half. As for spiralized zucchini, you’re looking at around 60 seconds.
See? I told you! You got a complete meal served in less than 10 minutes.
And a very delicious one at that!
So tell me, what do you like to eat when doing a Whole30®? Any quick and easy meal ideas you’d like to share with me?
I could definitely use a little bit of inspiration…
- Melt the ghee in a medium skillet set over low-medium heat. Add the bell peppers and cook for one minute until slightly softened.
- Throw in garlic and continue cooking for 30 seconds to a minute, until fragrant.
- Add shrimp, salt and pepper and sauté for 5-6 minutes, until the shrimp is no longer translucent.
- Add fresh thyme, stir one final time and serve.
Currently on Day 4 of a planned 60 day challenge.