Spicy Tomato Basil Grilled Shrimp

May 19, 2012

Ingredients - Recipe serves 4 

wooden skewers
measuring cups and spoons
garlic mincer
basting brush
glass casserole dish

2 pounds

1/3 cup tomato sauce
1/3 cup olive oil
3 large garlic cloves, minced
3 tbs. chopped fresh basil
2 tbs. red wine vinegar
½ teas. ground cayenne pepper

1. Soak 6 10-inch bamboo skewers in water (spoon is just to hold the skewers under water)

2. Peel (and devein, if desired) 2 lbs fresh shrimp
3. Thread shrimp onto skewers, passing the skewer through each shrimp twice ( 5-6 shrimp per skewer)

4. Arrange skewers in a casserole dish, cover and place in refrigerator while sauce is made

5. Combine tomato sauce, olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, ground cayenne pepper and chopped fresh basil in a bowl and stir

6. Reserve 1/3 sauce, place in a separate dish and cover 
7. Remove shrimp from the refrigerator and brush both sides of skewers with remaining sauce
8. Grill shrimp with lid covered over medium-high heat until pink - should be about 3-4 minutes per side.
9. With a fresh brush, brush cooked skewers with remaining sauce 

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