Live from beautiful Grayton Beach… a great recipe for a quick pasta for a large group. We have been in Grayton Beach, Florida since Saturday and tonight was Mom’s night to make dinner and she made this tasty pasta dish.
1 1/2 t. chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 t. dried oregano
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
8 0z. dried vermicelli, cooked
chopped fresh basil for garnish
Saute shrimp and red pepper in 2 T. oil in a large skillet for just a few minutes until slightly pink. Arrange shrimp in a greased 11 x 7 baking dish; sprinkle with feta cheese and set aside.
Add remaining 2 T. oild to skillet’ ccok garlic over medium heat 1 minute. Add tomatoes and jice’ cook 1 minure. Stir in wince and next 4 ingredients; simmer uncvored, 10 minutes. Spoon tomato mixture over shirmp. Baek, uncovered at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Serve over cooked vermicellie. Garnish. Yield 3 servings.
This is an old family recipe that only seems to get made for special occasions. It sounds kind of gross, but it is one of the best tasting, and simple appetizers around. Talking to my Mom, they got the recipe from a friend in California over 40 years ago. We went to Blossom on Saturday to hear the Cleveland Orchestra and this is one of our favorite things to bring to Blossom. We also made corn and avacado salad, and teriyaki marinated sirloin skewers with red peppers. It was a great night.
Shrimp with Red Onions, Lemon and Mayonnaise
Peel and boil as many shrimp as you are going to use.
Thinly slice LOTS of red onions. Add to chilled shrimp
Squeeze a fresh lemon or more and add to shrimp and onions.
Add mayonnaise to get to the consistency that you want. Creamy, but not too much.
Add just a bit of salt and pepper.
Let chill for several hours, the flavor develops as it chills.
To prepare sauce, combine the first 6 ingredients and 1/4 t. salt; stir with a whisk.
To prepare the shrimp, toss with 1/4 t. salt. Saute in nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat for 3 minutes on each side or until done.
To prepare the pasta, combine peanut sauces, shrimp, noodles, bell pepper, cucumber, and onions in a large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
Cook onion, celery, garlic in hot oil until tender. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and seasonings. Simmer uncovered for 45 minutes. Mix cornstarch with water, stir into sauce. Cook and stir until thickened. Add shrimp and green pepper. Cover and simmer until done.