The depp tastes of the Mediterranean in this dish highlight the sweet flavor of the shrimp

Serves 4


1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion,finely chopped

2 garlic cloves,grated finely chopped

12 large raw shrimp,peeled and deveined,tail left intact

splash of dry sherry, or dry white wine

6 tomatoes,skinned,seeded, and chopped

large handful of mixed olives pitted

salt and freshly ground black pepper

handful of basil and flat-leaf parsley,chopped

1.Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion,and saute for about 5 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the garlic, and cook for a few seconds, then add in the shrimp and cook over high heat, until they are just pink.

2. Add the sherry, and continue cooking for 5 minutes,stirring until the alcohol has evaporated. Add the tomatoes and olives and cook for a further couple of minutes,stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes start to break down. Season well, and stir in the herbs. Serve immediately with fresh crusty bread.

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