Monday, July 14, 2014

Ginger Garlic Shrimp with Tangy Tomato Sauce

Yeah, It's been a long time.  Ridiculously long.  We've been cooking so great stuff...and some not so great stuff.  I am not going to try to catch up on everything, just the recipes I have within my reach.  So here it goes!

First up, this ginger-garlic shrimp dish - found on  Since its summer, we have been grilling a lot.  This is quick to put together, and is delicious!  We had it with grilled eggplant and some quinoa.  We did make some modifications, as I used a can of chopped tomatoes, because it's what I had on hand.  Still good :)

Ginger Garlic Shrimp with Tangy Tomato Sauce

1/2 cup(s) vegetable oil

1/4 cup(s) finely chopped parsley
2 tablespoon(s) minced garlic
2 tablespoon(s) finely chopped basil
1 tablespoon(s) minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
1 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper
2 1/2pound(s) large shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil
1 tablespoon(s) minced fresh ginger
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 stalk(s) fresh lemongrass, tender inner bulb only minced
1 1/2pound(s) tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon(s) fresh lime juice
2 tablespoon(s) chopped cilantro
Kosher salt

1.Marinate the shrimp: In a large bowl, mix the vegetable oil with the parsley, garlic, basil, ginger, lemon juice, salt, and crushed red pepper. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 4 hours.

2.Meanwhile, make the sauce: In a medium saucepan, heat the vegetable oil. Stir in the ginger, garlic, and lemongrass and cook over moderate heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, then stir in the lime juice and cilantro. Season with salt. Transfer the sauce to ramekins.

3.Light a grill. Loosely thread the shrimp onto 10 skewers. Grill over moderately high heat, turning once, until lightly charred and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to plates and serve with the tomato sauce.

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