Easy 30-minute meal! This shrimp in red sauce is not only quick to make, but is infused with the flavors of a homemade tomato sauce and is fantastic served with pasta, rice or zucchini noodles.
This shrimp in red sauce recipe is made for weeknights, when easy 30-minute meals reign supreme. A good solid marinara sauce makes everything better and seared shrimp are no exception.
Since we always have frozen shrimp in the freezer and they are easy to defrost at the last minute, I often rely on them when my meal planning intentions have dissolved. That happens more often than I care to admit. Sweet chili shrimp with rice and stir-fried veggies, shrimp cauliflower fried rice and teriyaki shrimp tacos are regulars around here.
I’ve been making variations on this recipe for years. Sometimes with feta cheese and Kalamata olives stirred in, and other times with more of a north African influence. If you’ve never tried tomato sauce with ground coriander, sweet paprika and cumin (like used in Shakshuka recipes), you’re missing out!
In this recipe, I opted for more of a traditional Italian influence, cooking the tomato sauce with onion, garlic, red pepper flakes and oregano.