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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