Bada-Bing Shrimp and Sauce

By • July 7, 2010 • 0 Comments



Author Notes: I come from a huge Italian family so naturally I love nothing better than a big pot of pasta sauce and meatballs. However, the other day I was craving a bite of succulent shrimp. I love to use fresh basil in just about anything and it really gives my pasta sauce a that hint of garden freshness, kind of an earthy balance paired with the zesty garlic and tender shrimp in my dish. I serve am a purist and like my sauce alone, topped with freshly grated parm, and a simple side salad I think this dish would be great over some angel hair pasta, or if you want to get a little fancy, serve it at a dinner party over some polenta. MANGIA!misschels

Serves 4-5

For the shrimp

  • 1/4 pound Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 0.7 oz packet Italian Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water

For the sauce

  • 1 med-lrg yellow onion, chopped and diced
  • 10 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 handful Italian Seasoning
  • 1 handful dried Oregano
  • 3 8 oz. cans of No Salt Added Tomato Sauce
  • 1 14.5 oz can of No Salt Added diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Sweet white reisling wine (I used an Italian Moscato)
  • dashes black pepper
  • dashes salt
  1. Place the shrimp in a small bowl.
  2. Prepare the dressing: put 1/4 c. white wine vinegar and 3 TBS. water into a salad shaker. Add dressing packet and shake the bottle until mixed. Add 1/4 c. olive oil and 1/4 c. water to the bottle and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour the dressing over the shrimp and let marinate while preparing the sauce.
  4. For the sauce, chop the onion, garlic, and basil.
  5. Heat a large saucepan with olive oil over low-medium heat.
  6. Add onions and garlic and stir continuously with a spatula until lightly browned.
  7. Add the shrimp to the saucepan and cook until they are slightly pink.
  8. Remove the shrimp from the saucepan after 3-4 minutes and place in a clean bowl.
  9. Add tomato sauces, diced tomatoes, spices, basil, and wine to the saucepan.
  10. Add tomato sauces, diced tomatoes, spices, basil, and wine to the saucepan.
  11. Add tomato sauces, diced tomatoes, spices, basil, and wine to the saucepan.
  12. To serve, garnish with freshly shaved parmesan (don't skimp on the parm: i use it religiously).
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