Thursday, May 5, 2011

Marinatin' Some Shrimp

Feeling like some shrimp? We were, so we ate some! It happened to be our last baby's 1st birthday, and he was only into the side dishes, which was great! More shrimp for the rest of us! (Aren't there some rules about how young you can serve shellfish to kids, anyway? I dunno, but either way, he didn't get any. Too bad. But he stuffed his face with carrot cake later. And the pictures for that are pretty much the cutest thing on the planet.) Wow, what a side-track.

Yes, I didn't notice till I got done marinating these that I had pulled out and used the frozen cooked shrimp instead of the frozen uncooked. So, it still worked. Basically just warmed them up on the broiler rather than actually cooking them. Still delish!

What you need:

1 ½ - 2 pounds uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
¼ C. tomato sauce
2 T. red wine vinegar
1/3 C. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. basil, dried/crushed or 2 T. fresh chopped
½ - 1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

How you make it:

Wisk together all the ingredients except for the shrimp in a bowl. Add in the shrimp and stir to coat. Cover and marinate in frig for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Stirring once.
Thread shrimp onto skewers. Discard marinade. Grill or broil for 2-3 minutes per side. (Make sure you brush your grill plates or broiler pan before with a little oil so they don't stick.)

You can see in the picture, our side dishes this time, in case you were interested, were baked potatoes and tomato avocado salad.

Voila. Bon appetit! (For some reason, my 4 year-old has taken to busting out this french phrase right after the blessing on the food and before we eat. I think it has something to do with an episode of Blue's Clues.)


  1. that looks SOOOOO good! Can't wait to try it.

  2. Yum! And since I'm the only one that loves seafood in my family, more for me!