For this years herb garden, we have thyme, basil and parsley. We also have shallots, chives , rosemary and curry leaf from the previous years.
Thyme doesn’t need a lot of water. This is ideal for gardeners like us who don’t like to water too much.
The flowers of thyme are white and as tiny and delicate as the leaves. This flower is my entry for Flower Fest and the current alphabet is T.
Image of thyme flower at the Bookmann.
Thyme leaves are very fragrant and goes well with veggies, rice, seafood and meat. I remember a Cajun dish with shrimp and thyme from a long time ago. That memory was the inspiration for this dish.
Shrimp with chili-thyme marinade
Garlic- 2 cloves
Thyme sprigs- 3 sprigs ( As the sprigs were tender, I used them whole. )
Crushed red pepper- 1 tsp
Olive oil- enough to make a paste approx. 1 tbsp
Salt to taste.
Shrimp- 1o or 12 cleaned.
Using a mortar and pestle, grind garlic, thyme sprigs, crushed red pepper. After coarsely grinding the above, add olive oil and make into a paste.
Add the paste to the cleaned shrimp and marinate for about half an hour.
Grill or saute the shrimp.
Shrimp served over wild rice
Note: I cooked the shrimp stove top on a cast iron pizza stone. Since the marinade already had oil, there was no need to add any oil to the stone.
The shrimp was very flavorful. I served it with some wild rice. The shrimp would be great as an appetiser.
I love that picture of the thyme flowers…what camera do you use?
Loved that pic. You have quite a graden !!!
Ah, my kind of recipe – quick and easy. Grilling shrimp plan is on for this weekend!
That picture of grilled shimp makes me know what’s for dinner tonight. Thanks.
Beautiful, fragrant dish. Wonderful presentation, Gini. Enjoy your weekend.
wonderful! I have one bag of dried thyme, got as a gift. will try your recipe..
Nabeela, we use a Canon Powershot. It’s kind of old now. We have been thinking of a DSLR for some time, but haven’t been able to make that money commitment.
Sandeepa, our garden is mostly growing wild. We are both lazy and have a hard time keeping up with the weeding. Sometimes we tend to it when really inspired and so some patches of the garden look quite sharp while the others look like a real wild garden.
Shilpa;, shrimps are the best things on the grill. They are done so fast.
Cynthia,thanks. I have to make your parmesan chips. They have been tempting me.
Seena,dried thyme is great. Hope you put your dried thyme to good use.
Grilled shrimp and wild rice, my kinda food… 🙂 Love the presentation Gini… looks so tempting…
A great recipe. Thyme is my favourite herb. Thank you
Motivation to do something creative has finally come and it is due to this blog.
The thyme looks very good and I did not think about using thyme in a lot of recipes or dishes. Good info and useful.
ur picture of thyme looks good
i want to put a herb garden in my balcony. but dont know how to get started.can u give me some tips.