Sauteed Shrimp With Onions and Cherry Tomatoes

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Want another quickie?

This dish can be made in about 10-15 minutes and that INCLUDES defrosting the shrimp! Frozen wild shrimp is always in my freezer and it should be in yours, too!

Follow the jump to see how to make it!

Here’s what I wrangled up to serve two people:

  • 1 lb of large frozen shrimp (21-25 per pound)
  • 1 tablespoon of Aloha Spice Volcano Grind Seasoning (or your favorite spice blend)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of your favorite fat (I used ghee)
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes, washed
  • 1 lime

Here’s what I did:

I dumped the bag of frozen shrimp in a colander and ran cold water over them for around 5 minutes or until defrosted.

I dried off the shrimp with a paper towel, placed them in a bowl, and seasoned them with Volcano Grind seasoning.

In a large cast iron skillet, I melted 1 tablespoon of ghee over medium heat. I added the sliced onions, salt, and pepper, and sauteed until they were soft, caramelized, and translucent. 

Then, I threw in the cherry tomatoes and tossed them in the melted fat until they were warm. Don’t cook the tomatoes until they explode!

I removed the onions and tomatoes from the pan…

…added another tablespoon of ghee to the pan, and increased the temperature to medium high. 

I sauteed the shrimp in two batches for about a minute on each side.

When the shrimp were finished cooking…

…I topped them with the sauteed tomatoes, onions, and freshly squeezed lime juice.

That’s it!