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Our friends Patti & Scott hosted the most groovy pool party at their mid-century modern home. Primo sunset and food. We brought cracknutsand an avocado + mandarine salad I promise to post in coming days. But, Patti made the most succulent shrimp dish that was devoured in an instant. You must make this for your next party. I know I will because she’s sharing it with us today. Take it away Patti…

…Every time I serve this recipe, people swoon. It is a crowd pleaser!
While it looks to be deceptively simple, it requires more time than you think for all of the chopping of fresh herbs and vegetables and then marinating.


jumbo shrimp in herbed oil

Serves 8 to 10 as an Appetizer
(For the boil)
1 cup – dry white wine
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1/2 tsp (or to taste) red pepper flakes
2 bay leaves
1 lemon half
2 lb. jumbo shrimp (shelled and deveined, tails left on)*
3 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
3 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
1 tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon
1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 tbsp. herb mustard
5 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 cup best quality olive oil
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1 small sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and diced
1 small sweet yellow pepper, cored, seeded and diced
  1. Combine the boil ingredients (wine, mustard seeds, red pepper flakes, bay leaves and lemon) in a 4 quart pan. Add water to fill 3/4 full. Bring to boiling. Add the shrimp and cook over high heat until opaque in the center, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and cool.
  2. Combine the herbs (basil, dill, rosemary, tarragon, thyme and garlic) with the mustard and lemon juice in a large bowl. Whisk in the oil and season to taste with salt, pepper and more red pepper flakes if desired.
  3. Stir in the red and yellow peppers and add the shrimp. Let the shrimp marinate in the oil for at least 3 hours.
  4. Serve at room temperature with crusty bread.
* for large parties, I use a smaller shrimp and reduce the boil time.
recipe adapted by Patti from Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook and provided by your friends at crunchtimefood.com


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