This skillet dinner has all the requirements of an easy weeknight meal. With just a little prep, a few pantry ingredients and only 2 pans to clean, what’s not to love?
Have you tried fennel? It’s a common ingredient in many Italian dishes, both in raw and cooked form. Raw fennel has a pronounced flavor that becomes milder when cooked.
I used a small amount of fennel as an accent flavor in this dish, but you can adjust to your taste. It is the perfect complement to the shrimp, garlic and tomatoes!
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- 8 oz. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tbsp. white rice flour
- 14.5 oz. can fire roasted tomatoes
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup fennel, cut into small dice
- ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
- olive oil, divided use
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 4 oz. gluten free farfalle pasta
- 1 tbsp. pignoli (pine nuts)
- Italian parsley for garnish
Before you get started, toast the pignoli in a dry skillet until lightly browned and fragrant. Set aside for garnish. Heat a pot of salted water for the pasta.
If your shrimp are frozen, rinse them under cool water to thaw. Peel and devein the shrimp, pat dry and toss with 1 tbsp. white rice flour.
Mince the garlic and chop the fennel into 1/2″ dice. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a large nonstick skillet.
Add the diced fennel and cook for one minute, then add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the diced tomatoes, peas, wine and seasoning. Simmer for 10 minutes to reduce the liquid.
Cook the pasta for 2 minutes less than the package directions. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for a few minutes more, just until the shrimp turn pink. You can add a small amount of the pasta water if needed.
Drain the pasta, add to the skillet and toss well.
Transfer to a serving platter and finish with a drizzle of olive oil. Garnish with fresh parsley and toasted pignoli.
Notes ♪♫ When you have a well stocked pantry you can always pull a meal together in a hurry. I always have frozen shrimp, bags of frozen peas and canned tomatoes on hand. I am Italian, so you know I have a six month supply of gluten free pasta! Parsley and garlic are also pantry staples, so I really just had to buy the fennel to make this dish. I hope you will try the recipe!