Hi! I’m Rebecca, a commercial and editorial food and brand photographer with a studio in Nashville, and I specialize in helping chefs, restaurants, bakers, and makers market with soulful images to elevate their brands, connect with clients, and sell more of their work. I also photograph food for cookbooks and magazines including Edible Nashville and Tennessee Home & Farm.

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Ginger-Marinated Shrimp

July 31, 2015

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Ginger-Marinated Shrimp


Ginger-Marinated Shrimp

Hello, and welcome to the ninth and final installment of my Food Friday feature! Each Friday through June and July, I’ve been sharing different fresh and (mostly) healthy summer recipes along with my photos. This is the last day of July, and it’s also the LAST recipe of my summer recipe series. You can read more about this personal photo project and get the last seven weeks’ delicious recipes HERE.

My family and I are vacationing this week on a little barrier island just south of Mobile, Alabama, so my recipe for the final Food Friday installment is a taste of the ocean: Ginger-Marinated Shrimp, with hints of mint and grapefruit!

We were able to buy fresh-from-the-Gulf shrimp at a little family-owned seafood shop called Skinner’s, and they steamed it right there in front of us.  But you can always use fresh, cooked shrimp from the grocery store and whip up this simple dish in a snap.

Here’s what you need:


1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped

1 tablespoon grated grapefruit zest

1 tablespoon grapefruit juice

1 tablespoon grated ginger

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 pound cooked medium shrimp


  1. Combine the mint, grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice, ginger, olive oil, and kosher salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Stir in shrimp and marinate for 10 minutes in the refrigerator before serving.

That’s it! This would make a tasty appetizer or a healthy light lunch – maybe with some rice or atop a green salad.

I hope you’ve enjoyed Food Fridays this summer as much as I’ve enjoyed preparing and photographing new dishes. It’s been fun to step outside my comfort zone and have some fun in the kitchen and behind the lens – just because.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

This recipe is from www.realsimple.com

Photography by Rebecca Denton Photography

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Rebecca Denton is a food and brand photographer with a studio in Nashville.