From freezer to dinner plate in 30 minutes or less is my weeknight dinner goal. Good quality frozen shrimp and a jar of garam masala or other Indian spice simmer sauce make this a quick, easy and flavorful meal.

Spicy Ginger Shrimp and Spinach Recipe

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 jar Indian simmer sauce flavor of your choice or 1 tablespoon spice blend, like curry powder  or garam masala.
  • 8 oz chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 4 scallions sliced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 pounds raw extra-large shrimp thawed if using frozen. You may use pre-cooked shrimp, adding them at the end to heat through.
  • 1 bag baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of half a lime

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large deep-sided pan. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add cherry tomatoes and stir until tomatoes begin to soften.
  2. Add a jar of simmer sauce or tablespoon of spice blend, add chicken stock. Stir well.
  3. Place shrimp in simmer sauce. If using raw shrimp, cook until pink.
  4. Stir in freshly grated ginger and add spinach, stirring until spinach begins to wilt into the sauce.
  5. If using cooked shrimp, add to the pot and stir.
  6. Heat until shrimp are cooked or warmed through. Add butter, stirring until melted. Stir in fresh lime juice.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste. Top with chopped mint and scallions and serve with rice.

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