Sauteed Shrimp with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Artichokes, Lemon and Basil
I love shrimp! I am like Bubba Gump in Forrest Gump. Fried! Broiled! Steamed! Sauteed! Just about any way is good for me. This is a simple recipe that's similar to shrimp scampi. The artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes with the basil and lemon make for a killer sauce over linguini or serve it with some toasted baguette to mop it up. Just don't let the sauce go to waste!
Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over high heat until smoking. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until lightly caramelized, about 1 minute on each side. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside. Add the red onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until lightly golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Add the white wine, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
Add the shrimp back to the pan and continue to cook over high heat until the liquid is reduced by half, 4 to 5 minutes. Add about 1/4 cup of the reserved artichoke liquid. Season with salt and black pepper and add the red pepper. Squeeze in the juice from the lemon, add the butter (if using) and basil and stir together.
Toss with linguine or serve in a bowl with some toasted baguette.