Bruschetta shrimp

We all know these all too well:
Busy weeknights.

Long days at work, chores, responsibilities, kid duties- all of those things can be overwhelming. So much so that the very LAST thing you want to do on a busy weeknight evening is cook a healthy meal.

But guys, I’m telling you, it IS possible! But you have GOT to set yourself for success!

Menu planning around your family’s favorite dishes, smart grocery shopping on your day off, lots and lots of prepping ahead of time (think veggies washed and chopped in advanced) and it’s totally doable. Promise!

If everything is set, organized, planned and prepped, then dinner can be whipped up in a matter of minutes.
Like this easy peasy and SCRUMPTIOUS 6 minute bruschetta shrimp! 


In just 6 minutes (or less!) you can be feeding your family this healthy and protein packed meal- on a weeknight! You can make the tomato bruschetta topping ahead of time or purchase a container of fresh bruschetta from the market. I love Trader Joe’s brand which you can find near the refrigerated hummus/dips section of the store. Fresh bruschetta will last a few days in the fridge so whip up a batch on Sunday evening and it will be delicious all week!

6 minute bruschetta shrimp serves 4
18-20 defrosted shrimp; shelled & deveined (can use tail on or off- whatever you prefer) *Trader Joe’s has some delicious wild caught Argentinian shrimp that is reasonably priced, hearty and so sweet!
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cracked black pepper
tomato bruschetta topping
2-3 leaves of fresh basil
1/2 lemon
freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan on medium high heat.
2. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper, and then add them to the hot pan and saute for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and just firm.
3. Remove from the pan and place on a serving platter. Top with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, spoonfuls of the tomato bruschetta topping, Parmesan shavings and ribbons of fresh basil.
Serve warm over pasta, quiona, a bed of greens, crostini, or even spaghetti squash! Not a fan of shrimp? Try this with grilled chicken! Enjoy! 🙂

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