When I saw this recipe on Pam's site, I instantly thought to myself... I can so do this on the grill!! I'm sure most of you have noticed that since the summer began, I have pretty much stayed out of my kitchen. I can't help myself, I love to grill. So pretty much any time I see a recipe that others have made in the oven or on the stove top, I think about how I can do it on the grill. Sometimes it doesn't always work... but sometimes, it works like a charm... like this one. It was deliciously simple and I will make it again for sure. Don't worry if you don't have a grill, in Pam's original recipe, she did it all in a saute pan!! (Click HERE for her original recipe)
What? You don't like shrimp.... geez, why make things so complicated??? :)
Grilled Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Tomatoes over Pasta
Adapted from Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner
28 large shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined
salt and pepper
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons Italian herb mix
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 Tablespoon red wine
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
8-10 oz ziti pasta (or pasta of your choice)
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water; set aside.
Place shrimp in a small bowl and season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Add the olive oil, garlic, Italian herb mix, and red pepper flakes to the bowl. Toss to combine. Add the cherry tomatoes. In a separate dish, mix together the wine and tomato past until smooth. Pour into bowl, stir everything to coat and combine.
Preheat grill to 325 degrees. Tear off a large square of aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the shrimp into the center of the foil. Pull opposite ends together and fold to seal. Fold ends to seal and form a packet around the shrimp. Place over direct heat and grill for 4 minutes. Rotate the packet and grill another 5 minutes. Carefully remove from grill and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Pour contents of foil packet over pasta and toss to combine. Serve immediately with warm crusty bread. Enjoy!
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