Grilled shrimp with angel hair pasta


It happens very regularly with me, I see something on one of the foodblogs and I get this craving to make it myself. I try to suppress it as much as possible, but sometimes, the cravings take the upper hand. If I have to blame someone for my latest craziness – it is Sig because of her lovely event Grill it. I have seen grilling in all its forms on Food network which I watch almost all day (when I get time). But it was till Sig started with this event, I never thought of buying a grill pan for me. Not only she announced this event, she started posting absolutely mouthwatering dishes one after the other (check here, here and here). Finally I lost the battle and decided I had to buy a grill pan if I had to sleep well.

I bought a tiny cast iron grill pan – on one of my grocery shopping trips where I just wanted to buy yogurt, I thought of having a look at grill pans. I stopped near that isle for close to half an hour trying to convince myself against buying the pan. But in vain. I finally bought it (Ah, did I mention, I forgot to buy yogurt and returned with just the grill pan??). Anyway, that’s how my grilling madness began.

Now it is this situation in my home- I grill anything and everything on this pan , which by the way is the only cast iron pan I have. I hate cast iron because of its weight. I know it is good to use these pans compared to non stick, but I never owned or liked cast iron pans because of their weight. Since we keep moving from place to place, I feel things keep adding up. So when I showed it to V, he didn’t know why in the world I had decided to buy such a heavy pan.

This is one such dish I prepared last week. Very easy to make and very delicious. I don’t miss those fancy Italian restaurants anymore :).

Pasta same as this recipe. Only changes I made are – did not use lemon in the sauce. Added sun dried tomatoes, olives and basil as garnishes after the pasta got ready.

Grilled shrimp:
20 medium sized shrimps
1/2 tea spn black pepper powder
1/2 tea spn salt
1 tbl spn lemon juice
Olive oil

Method:
Clean the shrimp. Add pepper, salt, lemon juice to shrimp and leave it aside for about 45-60mins. Arrange the shrimps on skewers and grill them on a hot grill.


Serve with the pasta.

Serves : 2
Preparation time : 20mins

Update: Click here for details of my grill pan. It is a small one (and very reasonable) which I found at Target. Its enough for two people. But if you have more people in family, go for the bigger one.

17 Comments for “Grilled shrimp with angel hair pasta”

says:

LOL, I am glad you decided to buy the grillpan Shilpa… I too was grilling everything for a couple of weeks after I got the pan, now I don’t even know where it is 🙂 Your post makes me want to go hunt for it…

gowri

says:

Hey Shilpa,
use that pan everyday… nice way to build more lean muscle..
After cleaning apply some oil to it will not rust..
Your dish looks yummilicious…….
Thanks,

says:

Wow, that looks amazing. What a great way to serve shrimp. Beautiful presentation! This reminds me that I need to start incorporating some savory dishes into my blog! 🙂

says:

This is absolutely beautiful Shilpa!
I, too, have a similar grilling pan- but haven’t used it in awhile- seeing this I think it ought come into sun-light. I love cast iron, but you’re right: I dread having to move them when packed in a box as its so heavy- but then again…I could never part with them!

says:

Hi Shilpa,
Nice grilled shrimp there. I love the lodge logic pans. I have the round griddle. It makes wonderful dosas ..nice and brown the traditional way.
Now planning to buy the grill pan too 🙂 Amazon.com some times have great deals on lodge logic stuff .

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