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Shrimp Ratatouille

on August 17, 2012

Looking for a quick, healthy recipe for dinner tonight?  This shrimp ratatouille is the perfect meal that is full of veggies that the entire family is sure to love!  Even better is it only takes about 30 minutes to prepare and cook!!!  Enjoy!

Shrimp Ratatouille

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
1 red onion, roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium eggplant, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 zucchini, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon fresh thyme (about 4 sprigs), chopped
1 28 ounce can chopped tomatoes
1 cup green olives, pitted
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound large shrimp, shelled and cleaned
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Preparation

1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a heavy pot over medium heat. Add the onion; cook 5 minutes. Add the garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add the eggplant, zucchini and bell peppers; cook 5 minutes. Add the thyme, tomatoes, olives, red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper. Reduce heat to medium low; simmer 20 minutes.

2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining oil. Add shrimp and cook 2 minutes on each side. Stir shrimp into ratatouille.

3. Spoon onto plates. Garnish with mint and almonds; serve.

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