Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tomato-Basil Shrimp Skewers

1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 TB minced fresh basil
2 TB red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 lb. uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
In a large zip lock combine first six ingredients and mush together, add shrimp. Marinate in the fridge for up to 30 minutes. Thread onto skewers and grill over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side, until shrimp turns pink. Serves 6-8.
Serve with:
Orzo with Parmesan & Basil
1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
2 TB butter
1 can (14 oz) chicken broth (or just water with bouillon cubes)
1/4 - 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp pepper
In a skillet saute orzo in butter for 3-5 minutes until lightly browned. Stir in broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Stir in basil, cheese and pepper. 4-6 servings

This was a very successful meal that actually was eaten and enjoyed by everyone! I had my parents over for dinner and it was such a great meal for guests. We also ate french/baggett bread, grilled zucchini and watermelon. What a delight this meal was! You must try it.


Julie said...

I made this for my parents last night and the whole meal was fantastic. My neice was also there and didn't like shrimp so I used the same marinade on some chicken and it was a hit as well. The orzo pasta was also fabulous! Thanks!

Cynthia said...

So glad you liked it. I keep thinking about how good it is...