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Catholic Recipe: Shrimp Marsala


  • 2 pounds shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup dry Marsala wine
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 3 Tablespoons warm water
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


Serves: 4

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+



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This shrimp in marsala sauce can be served over pasta or rice. This is a delicious Friday night dinner.


Dredge shrimp in flour; sauté in oil 3 minutes. Drain shrimp, reserving oil. Add wine to shrimp; simmer 5 minutes or until shrimp is nearly done. Add reserved oil, tomato paste mixed with water, scallion, salt, and pepper; simmer 5 minutes longer or until shrimp is done. Stir in lemon juice. Makes 4 servings.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965