See how easy it is to make this delicious meal, this was made on air in less than 30 minutes….
Love this warmer spring weather we are having here in Memphis. Last night was a perfect night to do a little outdoor grilling. However I was really in the mood for some Italian food. What goes great with any pasta dish???? SHRIMP
How to Grill Shrimp
1 pound large shrimp
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper, to taste
30 6-inch skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes prior to use)*
Peel and devein the shrimp. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine shrimp, oil, salt and pepper. Insert skewer through entire body of shrimp (this prevents shrimp from curling up when cooked – see picture above). Preheat grill to high heat, spray grill with cooking spray. Place prepared shrimp on grill and cook 2 minutes on each side, or until shrimp is pink and opaque. Remove from grill, when cooled, remove skewer from shrimp. Place in bowl until needed.
Prepare Tomato Vodka Sauce according to directions. Add shrimp to sauce with the heavy cream. Toss with your favorite cooked pasta.
*Soak package of skewers in a large bowl of water with a small plate on top to hold down the skewers. Remove skewers and place in a zip lock bag in the freezer. Your skewers will be ready for use whenever you need them.
“Love is in the Air”….and so is a good vodka sauce for Valentine’s Day. My cousin sent me a request this week for a sauce that would go great with her heart shaped pink ravioli’s…here you go Marifrances, enjoy and “Happy Valentines Day!!!
I use home grown tomatoes, but if I had to buy some I recommend Pomi Strained Tomatoes. The most important part of this recipe is patience in cooking your onions and garlic. You need to let them cook over low heat until soft and transparent
This really is a very quick and easy sauce to make, total time is about 30 minutes….
I served this over my homemade spinach ravioli...awesome combination, and added Jenny’s favorite garlic bread.
This sauce works great with any type of pasta! Happy Valentines Day!!!!
Galena’s Vodka Sauce
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup good quality vodka
1 28 ounce size Pomi Strained Tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano Reggiano
Melt butter and oil together in a medium size saucepan over low heat. Add onion and garlic, cook until transparent, about 10 minutes. Add red and black pepper, increase heat to medium and deglaze pan with vodka. Cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, paste, basil and oregano. Simmer sauce 30 minutes, or until thick.
Add heavy cream and grated cheese, cook until heated thorough. Serve over pasta of your choice! Boun Appetito!!!