• Shrimp Marinara over Steamed Spinach


    Easy, Easy, Delicious, Delicious! No that’s not a typo!! So simple and tasty! I can’t believe I only took one picture of this dish! Quite honestly, I didn’t think it would be recipe worthy but I can assure you it was beyond worthy so I hope you try it.  Sorry for the lack of pics! Fresh plump jumbo shrimp with delicious  marinara over steamed fresh spinach, scrumptious squared!! I have made versions of this frequently and the key is to cook the shrimp just enough, but not too much and steam the spinach the same…just enough and not too much. The spinach should be bright green and just wilted! Of course I had to add some chili flakes for some heat, but this dish stands on its own without any extras! So satisfying and equally healthy! enJOY!


    Shrimp Marinara over Steamed Spinach


    • 1.5 lbs. jumbo shrimp (I bought them at Costco~raw with tail on, 11-15 per lb. Highly reccomended and great to keep in your freezer)
    • 1-40 oz. jar your favorite marinara sauce ( I used Victoria White Linen marinara and it was out of this world, as good as homemade)
    • 2 lbs. fresh spinach (it sounds like a lot but it shrinks!)
    • drizzle of olive oil
    • salt and pepper to taste (I didn’t even need any)
    • chiliflakes (optional)
    • parmesan cheese (optional)


    I like to remove the tail of the shrimp before cooking, but it’s not necessary.

    Pour marinara sauce into a large pot or dutch oven.

    Add shrimp.

    Cook on medium heat and once bubbling, cover, lower heat and simmer until shrimp are cooked and opaque, about 10-15 minutes. Turn off heat. Be sure not to over cook.

    While the shrimp are cooking, place spinach in glass bowl with 1 tablespoon of water, cover and microwave for 2 minutes. I did this in 2 batches.

    Drizzle with a little olive oil (optional).

    Place servings of spinach in individual bowls and spoon 5-6 shrimp over each.

    Serves 4





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