Garlic Lime Shrimp on the Bar-B

20120801-202342.jpgCan you believe it’s August already? Where did the summer go?
It’s been a hot one here in Minnesota, and as much as we’d welcome a little relief from the roadway-buckling, cornfield-scorching weather, we can’t complain. It won’t be long until the snow flies and the children are smothered under layer-upon-layer of warm clothing on their way to school.
So, let’s celebrate summer with a grill recipe. And, let’s celebrate my new grill skewers…aren’t they pretty??? Yes, my cookware spending has been running rampant lately…first the bundt panLOVE IT…now the skewers…how did I ever survive without them???. Oh, and did I mention the new Cuisinart grill tray…well, that’s for another post.

Notice the hot dog on the upper grill rack? That’s for the Youngest. He polished it off and then decided he wanted to try the shrimp…well, after we offered him a dollar, five pennies, and a canadian penny to try one…actually he just asked for a dollar but I threw in a handful of coins for good measure…but he ate it happily, and washed it down with a cold glass of milk, then ran off to find his wallet and deposit his newfound wealth. Plain, buttered noodles and fruit for the Oldest…no amount of money could convince him to try a shimp, or even a hot dog for that matter. No worries…more for the grown-ups!
Garlic Lime Shrimp on the Bar-B

1 lb large, raw shrimp – peeled and deveined
2 Tbsp olive oil
Juice and zest from 1 lime
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1/2 tsp sea salt

Whisk lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, seasoning, and sea salt in a medium bowl. Add shrimp, toss to coat, and then let them hang out in the marinade in the fridge for a bit – an hour or so, if you have enough time. After marinating, fire up the grill, and brush a bit of oil onto the grill grates. Slide shrimp onto BBQ skewers and grill over medium heat until pink and cooked through – about 7 or 8 minutes – turning once. Serve on a bed of warm pasta, tossed with a bit of olive oil, garlic, and parmesan.

Total Cost: Shrimp ($6.99) + Lime ($0.40) + Garlic ($0.10) + Pasta ($1.00) = $8.49…sure beats the $28.95 entrée at our fancy local seafood restaurant!


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One thought on “Garlic Lime Shrimp on the Bar-B

  1. Susan and Wade August 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Poor little lonely hot dog….LOL!

    Love the recipe, plus the great thing about eating / preparing your food at home is you actually KNOW what goes in it. (Except, of course, for that darn ‘dog!!) Tee Hee! Thanks for stopping by our blog today for a “follow”. Look forward to reading more of yours. Thanks!!

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