Shrimp and potatoes come together to make an easy and quick weeknight dinner. Plus with using just one skillet for this dish there will be less clean up. I think you might just fall in love with this shrimp potato skillet.
Shrimp and potatoes go so well together, but you don’t see this combination of these two ingredients together too often. Well at least besides batter fried shrimp and French fries, I love this combo, but you know it’s not the healthiest. So I came up with my own version of shrimp and potatoes.
Well, if you looked at any of my posts this week you will know that I am back from quite a long break… a lot longer than what I anticipated. So I thought I would share a few things that went on while I was out of sight.
First thing and I would say the biggest thing is that our youngest child has moved out. Yep, Mike and I are now officially empty nesters. I am still getting used to the whole concept of just the two of us in the house (and when Mike is traveling it is just me). Talk about quiet! But it is good to see your children grow up and move out to make their own way in life.
Another thing, I had my 40th class reunion from high school. Boy does time fly or what?!? It was fun to see people that I haven’t seen for years. It’s amazing how some people have changed so much and then others I recognized them in a second. I had a small class – under a 100 people, so everyone knew everyone in our class. It was a fun night talking about old times and seeing who had grandchildren.
Back to the recipe…
As I stated early I love this shrimp potato skillet. Not only for the flavor, everything is done in one skillet. Nice, fewer dishes to clean up after eating. That is always a plus during a busy work night.
You start out by frying potatoes, onions, and peppers. The onions, peppers, and potatoes should be fried until they are tender and potatoes are lightly browned. Once this is completed you will want to remove everything from the skillet and add the shrimp and once they are cooked until pink add the vegetables back into the skillet and heat back up. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and your meal is complete. Oh, I guess you can add a side salad or a little fruit, but the shrimp potato skillet can be a meal in itself.
Simple, easy, and takes little time to complete this meal. Delicious.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil - plus more if needed
- 2 medium potatoes cubed
- 2 to 4 tablespoons onion chopped
- 1/2 green pepper sliced
- 3 cloves garlic minced garlic
- 1 pound shrimp shelled and deveined
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
Add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat. Add the potatoes, peppers and onions. Cook for about 5 minutes until the are tender and potatoes are slightly brown. Add the garlic and cook until tender.
Remove the vegetables from the pan. Add the other tablespoon of olive oil or more if needed. Add the shrimp and cook until they turn pink. Time will vary on the size of the shrimp.
Add the vegetables back into the skillet. Stir until all is mix well and vegetables are heated back up.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle the red pepper flakes over the mixture and stir in.