Mediterranean Style Cod over Couscous

Quick & Easy Shrimp over Pasta

Quick & Easy Shrimp Dinner
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 514kcal


  • Large skillet with cover
  • Large rimmed baking sheet
  • Large pasta pot


  • 2 pounds shrimp, large or colossal size, peeled & deveined, tails on
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 10-12 large garlic cloves with skin on
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp EVOO to drizzle over tomatoes & garlic
  • 2 Tbsp EVOO, for skillet
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1-2 cups leftover green vegetables, we used leftover green beans
  • 4 Tbsp butter, separated
  • 1 lb pasta, we used what we had on hand, bucatini
  • Pecorino Romano grated cheese, for garnish


  • Line a large rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil.  Turn oven to broil. Once hot, reduce the oven temperature to 425º.
  • Wash tomatoes then coat them along with the whole cloves of garlic (skin on) with 1-2 Tablespoons of EVOO. Sprinkle with salt. Combine well. Place on the lined baking sheet.
  • Place baking sheet on the top oven rack and bake for 15-20 minutes at  425ºF, until tomatoes blister & garlic is soft.
  • Bring a large pasta pot filled with water to a boil. Follow the directions on the pasta box.
  • When the tomatoes are blistered and the garlic is soft, remove the pan from the oven. Set aside until the shrimp are ready. Save the juice from the garlic & tomatoes.
  • In a large, skillet, saute the shrimp in hot EVOO & half the butter. Add 2-3 Tablespoons of tomato paste and 1 cup of chicken broth. Combine well. Cook until shrimp are opaque but not overcooked.
  • Removed the charred and juicy cherry tomatoes from the oven. Remove the whole garlic cloves and squeeze them out of their skins. Mash garlic with a fork and add to the skillet along with all the wonderful tomato juices from the pan with the tomatoes. Combine well. Add the remaining butter then bring to a simmer for about 1 minute. Remove from heat & serve over your favorite pasta.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 192mg | Sodium: 1436mg | Potassium: 788mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2601IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 3mg

Please note: Although the Nutritional Facts are provided, we are not nutritionists and therefore cannot verify the accuracy of these calculations. Please verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.

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Notes: To make this Gluten-free for Jack, we served him brown rice with quinoa as a substitute for couscous. He loved it.

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Mediterranean Style Fish Stew

Mediterranean Style Fish Stew

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Very Easy

Yesterday I saw codfish at my local supermarket's fish counter and thought how good that would be with some zucchini & chunks of San Marzano tomatoes that we both already had on hand. It was late Friday afternoon & both Barbara and I wanted to make a really simple & quick meal. This fish stew is naturally gluten-free...(My husband Jack has celiac disease so gluten-free cooking is a way of life for me.) We label it GF as a reminder that eating GF can be delicious and healthy.


  • 1  28-ounce can San Marzano whole tomatoes
  • 3-3½ lbs fresh Cod
  • 1 large sweet onion, halved & thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, peeled & smashed, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt (omit if salt sensitive)
  • 6 Tablespoons EVOO, divided 4 & 2
  • dash of pepper to taste
  • dash of red pepper flakes, optional
  • 12 large Green olives with pimento, cut in half
  • 12 pitted Greek black olives, cut in half (Kalamata olives)
  •  Pecorino Romano, grated for topping ( contrary to the old belief that you shouldn’t use cheese with fish…it’s delicious)
  • Minced fresh parsley for garnish


    1. Using your hands, crush the San Marzano tomatoes, reserve liquid & set aside.
    2. Pat the fish dry with paper towels then cut into 4-5 inch pieces.
    3. In a large deep skillet heat 2 Tablespoons of EVOO on med-high heat. Add half the codfish and cook 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet & set aside. Repeat with second half of fish then remove & set aside.
    4. In the same skillet, heat the remaining EVOO over med-high heat, add onions, oregano, zucchini, garlic, salt, and pepper until tender.
    5. Add tomatoes and liquid to skillet. Bring to a boil.
    6. Add the cod and bring back to a boil, spooning sauce over top. Reduce heat to simmer, uncovered just until fish begins to flake easily with a fork, about 5-7 minutes, no more.
    7. Sprinkle with parsley and grated Pecorino Romano cheese.

Note:  Serve with crusty bread. This also makes a wonderful meal served over your favorite pasta or rice.

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