Grilled Shrimp With Pasta And Fresh Tomatoes

Course : Grilling
Serves: 4
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1 pound large shrimp
3/4 cup fruity olive oil
1 teaspoon salt and fresh black pepper
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 small shallot minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
4 large ripe tomatoes -- cut into chunks
20 pieces leaves fresh basil -- roughly chopped
1 pound penne

Preparation / Directions:

Set a large pot of salted water to boil for the pasta; start a charcoal fire or light a gas grill. Brush the shrimp with about 1/4 c olive oil; sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Mix together the remaining olive oil, 2 TB of the vinegar, the shallot, and mustard, and season with salt and pepper. Taste to add more vinegar if needed. set the tomatoes in a large bowl to marinade with the vinaigrette and basil. Grill the shrimp over high heat until they turn pink, about 2-3 minutes per side; meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta, toss with the tomatoes, top with the grilled shrimp, and serve. Crawfish works great with this dish also.

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