Shrimp Sautéed with Fresh Tomatoes, Wine, and Basil Recipe

This is a tasty simple dish that's easy to prepare.


  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 1/4 pounds large shrimp
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped seeded peeled tomato
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups hot cooked vermicelli (about 6 ounces uncooked pasta)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


Combine water and 1/2 cup salt in a large bowl, stirring until salt dissolves. Pour salt mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag. Add ice and shrimp; seal. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Remove shrimp from bag; discard brine. Peel and de-vein shrimp.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; sauté 15 seconds. Add shrimp, and sauté 1 minute. Add wine; cook 1 minute, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add tomato, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper; cook 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove from heat; serve over pasta. Sprinkle with basil.