A few weeks ago as I was rummaging through our deep freezer, I came across a 2 lb. bag of shrimp. I was shocked because before that, I revamped our weekly/monthly menus to include a seafood/fish dish at least twice a month. My hubby and I have never been seafood lovers. We do eat it, but we're not die hard fans of it. Cooking it has been an interesting journey as well. There are some seafood & fish dishes that I have made that just didn't make the cut and left me wondering if cooking it was even worth it.
Well, my friends, I am happy to report that this recipe has restored my faith in cooking seafood again! I found this recipe on allrecipes.com and let me just say, it....is....great!!! If you are a shrimp lover, you will LOVE this recipe. My husband even loved it...and he is not even a shrimp fan :) It starts off with an easy marinade and then ends with a smokin' hot time on the grill :)
Make em' and serve them with cocktail sauce, on top of rice, mixed with veggies, on top of a salad, or have em' by themselves. Sooooo versitile and very easy to make.
Grilled Marinated Shrimp
(adapted from Allrecipes.com)
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 deveined...defrosted if frozen
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.