Monday, July 16, 2012

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

My Dad made this grilled shrimp recently and raved about it so the other night for Sunday dinner we thought we would add it to the meal along with grilled beef tenderloin.  It would be the quick and easy surf and turf meal we were all looking for.  Sometimes I am  not the biggest shrimp fan but when it is cooked correctly it is absolutely delicious!!  This was one of those times!  Full of flavor without losing any of the sweet flavor of the shrimp, these easily assembled skewers would be perfect over a bed of lettuce as a salad, as a side to some red meat, or simply as the main course to your week night meal.  

Marinated Grilled Shrimp
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 pounds fresh shrimp, peeled and
In a large bowl, stir together the garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce, and red wine vinegar. Season with basil, salt, and cayenne pepper. Add shrimp to the bowl, and stir until evenly coated. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring once or twice.
Preheat grill for medium heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade.

Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp on preheated grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque.
We served atop grilled beef tenderloin and it was one of the best surf and turf meals I have ever put in my mouth!
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1 comment:

  1. What a delicious recipe! I shall try this soon for our beach outing next weekend. I'll probably put on some herbs and spices and bay leaves on the side to create a sumptuous appeal.