Herbed Shrimp and Tomatoes


A refreshing appetizer recipe for any occasion. Shrimp cocktail is extra divine when cherry tomatoes and fresh basil are tossed in just before serving.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Marinate Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
34 mins


  • 2 pound fresh or frozen jumbo shrimp (20 to 21 per lb.)

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh basil

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes

  • Lemon wedges (optional)

  • Snipped fresh basil (optional)

  • 1 Basil Dipping Sauce


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, removing tails. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. In large bowl combine basil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add shrimp. Toss to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 10 to 30 minutes.

  2. In a large skillet cook shrimp, half at a time, in hot oil over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, stirring often to cook evenly. Transfer shrimp to serving platter.

  3. Add tomatoes to shrimp; gently toss to combine. Serve with lemon wedges, snipped basil, and Basil Dipping Sauce. Serve warm or chill until serving time. Makes 8 servings.


One day before, peel and devein shrimp. (Thaw frozen shrimp.) Cover; refrigerate. Two hours ahead, finish preparing recipe as directed. Cover; refrigerate until serving. Serve chilled with Basil Dipping Sauce. Fresh oregano can be substituted for basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
5g Fat
4g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 389mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 18.9mg 95%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 344mg 7%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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