For many people, no brunch isn’t complete without a Bloody Mary. But not everyone likes a Bloody Mary, but everyone will love this Bloody Mary Shrimp Pasta recipe. A good Bloody Mary has the perfect blend of spice, tomato, and vodka. This Bloody Mary Shrimp Pasta Recipe is a Bloody Mary you can eat, complete with vodka in the sauce.
Confession: I serve this because I hate Bloody Mary’s, I hate tomato juice, I hate everything about it especially the smell. Guaranteed – if I’m on an airplane and held captive in a middle seat someone on either side of me will order a Bloody Mary or tomato juice. It’s true. My husband didn’t believe me until he saw it happen repeatedly.
Anyway, this Bloody Mary Shrimp Pasta recipe is my Bloody Mary compromise – all the flavors of a Bloody Mary none of the yucky tomato juice.
I first had this dish at a little BBQ shack on the Homer, Alaska Spit when I split my time between Alaska and Florida, a cute little place with amazing BBQ, they are out of business now. It’s hard to survive on the Spit with a tourist season that only lasts 3 months and most of the businesses close Labor Day weekend.
They shared the recipe with me, so I could share it with you.
Hope you like it! Enjoy.
Bloody Mary Shrimp Pasta
Yes, this recipe calls for ketchup and ketchup on pasta sounds disgusting. I know, I thought the same thing but somehow it works.
- 1 lb medium peeled and deveined shrimp
- sea salt
Bloody Mary Sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup vodka - preferably Absolut Peppar
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons bottled horseradish - not drained, or to taste
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco
- Angel hair or thin pasta of your choice
- bite size sliced celery
- Bring 2 cups of salted water to a boll - Add shrimp, then remove from heat and let stand in water until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
- Transfer shrimp to to a large bowl with the warm pasta.
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Bloody Mary Sauce
- Whisk together all sauce ingredients, + 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste.
- Warm sauce, but do not boil. The microwave works well to warm the sauce.
Putting it all together
- Pour Bloody Mary Sauce over warm shrimp and pasta and toss.
- Add celery to garnish.
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