Monday, November 19, 2012

~Farfalle with Herb-Marinated Grilled Shrimp~

I made this recipe last weekend and wanted to share it with you.
If you're in the mood for a little grilling,
this light,
piquant pasta dish is a cinch-and pretty, too!
1 pound extra-large fresh shrimp
peeled and deveined with tails on
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh
flat-leaf Italian parsley
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano (optional)
pinch crushed red pepper flakes

To butterfly raw shrimp, with small sharp knife, slice down back of shrimp,
almost completely through. Spread and flatten to form butterfly shape.
In a shallow bowl, combine oil, vinegar, lemon juice, basil, parsley, oregano,
and crushed red pepper flakes. Add shrimp, toss to coat. 
Cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.
Remove shrimp from marinade, discard marinade. Grill or broil shrimp, turning once, until shrimp turn pink. Serve with marinara sauce over the hot pasta if you'd like and top with shrimp.
Serves 6
I wanted a salad too! 
I made some Parmesan Crisps for the salad.



Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Pour a heaping tablespoon of Parmesan onto a silicone or parchment lined baking sheet and lightly pat down. A silicone baking sheet is highly recommended. Repeat with the remainingcheese, spacing the spoonfuls about a 1/2 inch apart.
Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and crisp. Cool.

Our pomegranate tree has given us a wonderful crop of fruit this year.
We are lucky to grow them in San Diego.
 I took advantage of adding some in our salad.
  A handful of spinach, sliced avocado, pomegranate seeds and 
parmesan crisps.
Perfect Meal...
Hope you enjoy the recipes!


  1. Oh my goodness... your salad looks delicious! I'm so excited to see a pomegranate tree too. Wow. I hope you have leftovers because I'm on my way over... :D

  2. That shrimp pasta looks and sounds FANTASTIC!!! I going to have to give it a try.
    Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

  3. What a scrumptious meal. I remember seeing pomegranates growing out at the Navy Base on the Silver Strand. They are so luscious and make an avocado come to life...both in color and taste. I do miss the happy days that we lived in San Diego. I am so excited to be flying down the end of December for the birth of our youngest son's first child (a baby boy).
    Thank you for giving me a taste of Southern California (home away from home for me), my friend!
    Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving!
    Carolynn xoxo

  4. Yummy! We loved grilled shrimp in this house and I do it year-round despite the Canadian cold. And your pomegranate tree - oh my! It doesn't look real, it's so laden with fruit. Enjoy!

  5. This looks fantastic and sounds delicious! I love making parmesan cups.



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