Shrimp and Feta Vermicelli

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. 

Nice easy dinner

 

the chef hard at work

 

the chef harder at work 🙂
tomato sauce in a red bowl

yeay vacation

Shrimp and Feta Vermicelli

XXXX via Linda Holzheimer

  •  1 pound unpeeled medium-size fresh shrimp – peeled
  • 1/8 t. dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 t. chopped fresh basil or 3/4 t. dried basil
  • 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.

Sophie on the beach after dinner
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Shrimp with Red Onions, Lemon and Mayonnaise

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.

ingredients
lot’s of onions. that’s the best part.
like most things…tastes better with wine
enjoying the shrimp at blossom
it was a beautiful evening at Blossom
our other dates for the night…Sophie and her pals
the cleveland orchestra was great as always

 

Shrimp with Red Onions, Lemon and Mayonnaise

  • Peel and boil as many shrimp as you are going to use.
  • Chill completely
  • 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.

 

Spicy Peanut Noodles with Shrimp

Cooking Light

Use only 1 t. or less chili paste if you don’t like it spicy.  If the sauce is too thick thin it with a little water.  It should be the consistency of heavy cream.

Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup water
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 T. rice vinegar
  • 1 to 2 t. chile paste with garlic
  • 1/2 t. sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt, divided

Shrimp

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

Pasta

  • 4 cups cooked thick udon noodles or linguine (8 ounces uncooked)
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into julienne strips
  • 3/4 cup chopped seeded cucumber
  • 1/4 cup diagonally cut green onions
  • 3 T. chopped roasted peanuts
  • 2 T. cilantro
  • 4 lime wedges

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.

Yield: 4 servings.

Shrimp Creole

Linda Holzheimer

  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. can tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 ½ t. salt
  • 1 t. sugar
  • ½ – 1 t. chili powder
  • 1 T. Worchester sauce
  • dash tobasco
  • 1 t. cornstarch
  • 2 t. cold water
  • ¾ lb. shrimp
  • ½ cup chopped green pepper

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.