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Oh how I love this extra saucy, extra delicious basil pomodoro shrimp. It’s quick, simple, easy, so good, summery, and the perfect way to use all the end of summer tomatoes, corn, and herbs that are flooding the markets right now. If you need a quick weeknight dinner full of color and flavor, make this shrimp. It will not disappoint.
Are you sick of tomatoes and corn yet? I know I’ve been sharing a lot of fresh tomato, corn, and peach recipes this past month, but you guys, I’m truly up to my ears in tomatoes and herbs, as the garden is just overflowing right now. We didn’t grow any corn, so no excuse for that, other than the fact that it seems to take up an entire corner of the market, and it’s cheap, and delicious!
I’m really hoping that you guys are feeling the same, and are looking for recipes that will use up all this amazing summer produce, and still be delicious, different, and fun.
Plus, as much as I am looking forward to fall, I’m not really ready to let go of summer, or to start sharing fall recipes just yet. My goal is to embrace the end of summer. Which can be super hard, since fall will forever be my favorite, but I’m seizing the challenge!
Before I left for my LA trip the other week, I was determined to use up everything I had in my fridge, pantry, and as much from the garden as possible.
The last two weeks we’ve had a serious fruit fly issue, so I didn’t want to leave anything on the counter or in the fridge that could bring on more flies.
And yes, I know that sounds so gross, but fruit flies are just something you have to be mindful of this time of year, right? Older bananas were the culprit this time. Anyone have tips for getting rid of fruit flies? They seem to be sticking around, and I’m not going to lie, it is one of the most annoying things in the world. I’ve now been keeping the bananas in the fridge and you know what? I do not like cold bananas (or tomatoes, or avocados), not my thing. Fruit flies just be gone already!
This recipe is quick and simple and perfect, so there’s not too much to go on and on about. But don’t let that fool you, this recipe is 110% delicious.
Here are the details:
Start with the shrimp. You’ll need lots of fresh cherry tomatoes for the sauce. You can use a mix of colors, but I actually just went with mostly red tomatoes. I wanted my sauce to have a really nice, deep dark red color, but again, use what you have. As long as the tomatoes are good, you’ll end up with a great sauce.
Because the sauce is so simple, it’s very important to use really good quality ingredients. So find some super ripe and juicy tomatoes, fresh garlic, and good basil. Quality is key here.
Start off by adding the tomatoes to a hot skillet, along with olive oil and garlic, and let them cook until they burst. The juice from the tomatoes will create the sauce. Add a little wine and simmer until the sauce thickens. Add the shrimp and lots of fresh basil.
DONE. That’s it.
While the sauce is simmering away, make the polenta. And yes, you NEED the polenta, so don’t even think about skipping it. It’s buttery, creamy, and so perfect with the shrimp. Kind of like shrimp and grits, but better.
Now, spoon the shrimp over the polenta and eat.
You see? Simple, but delicious, pretty healthy, and a great dish for the end of summer. Who is in? Cool. Cool. Shrimp and polenta it is!
If you make this pomodoro shrimp with creamed corn polenta, please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram so I can see! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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Wonderful creative recipe. I “skinny” it for my own needs–ie no butter or oil used, and “cheated” and used a roll of polenta that I added milk and some broth to that to get it creamy, I steamed the corn on its own so could control how much I added to my plate. I used those Wonder grape tomatoes that are all colors and it was wonderful, and added wine and some broth but no water. We thought this was better then anything could out. Thank You! This is going into a favorite catagory!
Happy Friday!!🌻 I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for trying it and sharing your review:) xT
Polenta part says to add water but there’s no water listed in polenta recipe? Do I use water and milk or just milk?
Water is never listed as an ingredient, you can follow the recipe as instructed and use water and milk. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan
This is a favorite meal of mine. I used my homegrown tomatoes and basil. So delicious. I made enough polenta to have leftovers. Love it for breakfast with a poached egg on top
Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am delighted to hear that it was enjoyed! Have the best weekend:) xTieghan
Very delicious, and so easy to make! The sauce was bomb.
That is so awesome this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! Happy Friday! xTieghan
This looks delish! Love your book. I have given it to both my girls. Would a white fish substitute well with these flavors? I am allergic to shellfish.
Yes, I think a mild white fish would work well here. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other question. Happy Holidays! xTieghan
So incredibly delish! The tomato and fresh basil make this. I have been using Half Baked Harvest recipes exclusively for dinners the past few weeks and my family is blown away. Everything I make is so flavorful and every night they say “this is restaurant quality”! I spend more time making these dishes but it is so worthwhile!
Wow yes!! I am so glad this recipe turned out so well for you, Molly! Thank you for trying it! xTieghan
I would love to try this but my husband won’t eat hot shrimp ?♀️. Could I make it with chicken instead?
Sure chicken would be great! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
LOVED this recipe! Thank you so much! I made it tonight, and my mom doesn’t love the little tomato skins so I put the sauce in the blender after cooking and before adding the basil and she was very happy. Obviously it’s two years later so I hope you found a great solution, but just in case, for fruit flies I’ve had luck with a cup of white wine + half an old banana in it, then cover the cup with plastic wrap and poke some holes in it.
Amazing! Thank you so much for trying this, Diana! xTieghan
Turned out great. A nice change for dinner and pretty simple to put together Will Make again!
Love that! Thanks a ton, Erin! xTieghan
This recipe is quick and easy…and delicious! It makes a wonderful, thick tomato sauce and it goes so well with the shrimp over the polenta. Corn was not in season when i made it but I used thawed frozen corn and it worked very well. Cover as much of your stove/counter tops as you can that are nearby and not in use and clean up will be a breeeze!
Thank you so much Priscilla! I am so glad you liked this! xTieghan
I made this when you posted it last summer. It was the first recipe of yours that I tried. Super delicious! Thanks!
Thank you Michelle!
Made this tonight. I added cheese to the polenta, and kale to the shrimp. Wonderful updo of the traditional shrimp and grits!
Thank you Marpy! I am so glad you loved this!