Easy Shrimp Dinner

Easy Shrimp Dinner is a delicious meal made with already cleaned and deveined Argentinian shrimp, fresh spinach, butter, peppers, and cheese.  Then it’s tossed with linguine pasta. Best of all, it’s ready in 20 minutes!  If you are looking for a delicious seafood dinner, then this recipe is for you.

It’s the perfect dinner to serve family and friends. Serve this easy shrimp dinner with a green salad as a side and some crusty bread for a complete meal. 

The crusty bread is used to soak up every last bit of this tasty sauce.



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Easy Shrimp Dinners…

We enjoy making shrimp dinners from time to time and some of our favorites have been our classic spaghetti with shrimp marinara, and our spaghetti with shrimp, garlic, & wine, just to name a few.

But this recipe is a little different, containing some veggies in it. The vegetables not only add more flavor, but it adds additional colors, and textures as well.

This shrimp dinner is SO simple and SO flavorful, you’ll want to keep this one on rotation.

What is Argentinian Shrimp?

  • The shrimps in this recipe happen to come from the southern coast of Argentina.
  • They are wild-caught and have a sweet-lobster-like in flavor and texture, making this shrimp dinner very flavorful.
  • I found them at Trader Joe’s and they come in one-pound bags in the freezer section. 
  • These shrimps are already peeled and deveined for you, making the prep work fast and easy with this recipe!
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1.   The recipe starts by allowing the shrimp to defrost, then rinsing well and draining before cooking.

2.  Next, fill a large pot with water, add 2 teaspoons of salt, and turn on the heat to high.

3.  Place a large skillet on the stovetop.  Begin by slicing the garlic and chopping the peppers.

4.  Then preheat the skillet and add olive oil and garlic and saute garlic for about 2 to 3 minutes.

5.  Next, add the roasted red peppers, shrimp, pepper flakes, some salt, and pepper.  Cook and stir for about 2 minutes.

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6.  The broth goes in next and simmers until the shrimp turns pinkish opaque.

7.  And finally, the butter, spinach, and cheese are added to the shrimp sauce and simmered until the spinach wilts.

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Now the shrimp sauce is ready for the final step! 

8.  Cook the linguine until it’s al-dente, and transfer it directly to the skillet.

9.  Finally, the pasta is gently stirred with the shrimp sauce to flavor it and dinner is ready to serve!  ๐Ÿ™‚


Photo of linguine drained. by 2sistersrecipes.com
Linguine is added to the shrimp mixture. by 2sistersrecipes.com


  • What if we don’t have chicken broth?  You may use white wine in its place! Or use vegetable broth.
  • What if I can’t get find Argentinian Shrimp?  No worries, this recipe adapts to any frozen shrimp.
  • Can we add additional spinach? Yes, of course! Add more spinach to your preference, as we say the more – the better!

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Your family will LOVE this easy shrimp dinner!

This is such a delicious meal.  I bet you will make this meal often.

The red peppers give the shrimp and the sauce a distinctive flavor, making it so flavorful, that your family will enjoy this one as much as we do!

Also, for our gluten-free friends, use gluten-free pasta!


WATCH: How to Make Our Easy Shrimp Dinner? (1-Minute Video)

More Delicious Shrimp Recipes!  

Additional Seafood Dinner Ideas…

  1. Easy Baked Shrimp Scampi Dinner
  2. Pan-Seared Mahi Mahi
  3. Best Lobster Sauce
  4. Little Neck Clams in Wine and Garlic Broth


Yield: 3 to 4

Easy Shrimp Dinner

Linguine pasta mixed with cooked shrimp and spinach.

Easy Shrimp Dinner is a delicious meal made with already cleaned and deveined Argentinian raw shrimp, fresh spinach, butter, peppers, and cheese. Then it's tossed with linguine pasta. It's the perfect dinner and it's ready in 20 minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pound ( 16-ounces) frozen Red Argentinian Shrimp - thawed, rinsed, drained
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves - thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers- finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 to 4 cups fresh baby spinach (adjust the amount to your liking)
  • 3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 pound (8-ounce) linguine pasta


  1. Take the frozen shrimps and toss them into a colander. Place the colander into your sink and run cold water over them for a few minutes. Then leave them to drain in the sink until they are completely thawed.
  2. Next, fill a large pot with water and place it on the stove-top and over high heat. Add 2 teaspoons of salt to the water.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat a large skillet on medium heat, and add olive oil and garlic. Saute the garlic for about 2 minutes, or until the garlic is golden.
  4. Add crushed red pepper flakes, shrimps, roasted red peppers, and season with salt and black pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth and reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 3 minutes, until the broth reduces a little and the shrimps have turned pink-ish opaque.
  6. Toss in butter, spinach, and Parmesan cheese. Stir until the spinach wilts. Turn off the heat.
  7. Toss linguine pasta into the pot with boiling water. Cook pasta until it's al-dente, or follow directions on the package. When pasta is ready. Use a large spaghetti fork to pull the linguine out and transfer it to the large skillet next to it.
  8. Stir the linguine with the shrimps and TASTE the sauce, and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper to your preference. Then serve!
  9. Serves 3 to 4 servings.


Recipe is adapted from Aprons

Nutrition Information:


4 servings

Serving Size:

2 cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 513Total Fat: 26.2gSaturated Fat: 8.4gSodium: 508mgCarbohydrates: 35.7gFiber: 0.7gSugar: 1.2gProtein: 33.8g

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Also, for more information about where these shrimps come from, check out Argentinian red shrimps.

Happy Cooking! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

xo Anna and Liz

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  1. This recipe was outstanding! Thank you, Anna and Liz for another great recipe.
    We will make this shrimp dish often.

    1. Thank you so much Eleesabeth!! And welcome to our recipe blog, itโ€™s so nice to meet you! I hope youโ€™ll try a few more. Have a great week, and keep on cooking! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Susan. It was a cloudy day when I made this dish, and we did not have good lighting for the photos. But we managed…
      have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Oh my goodness, I hear you Roz! My oldest daughter developed an allergy in her teens. And friends of mine in their 40โ€™s … so weird how that happens. Anyway, thanks for the lovely comment. Xo