I’m not a huge fan of shrimp, which would explain why a bag that I bought for an event last summer is still in my fridge this summer. These things probably wouldn’t happen if I didn’t buy Costco sized portions, but really, we all know I’m a Costco addict. (Isn’t everyone?) In an effort to clean out our freezer for our pig, I decided that it was time to cook the shrimp already. How bad could it be?
Answer: not bad at all. In fact, very good! Very, very good! Next time I buy shrimp, this will be my go-to recipe. It was easy, tasty, and gorgeous to serve to guests. Three cheers for that, eh?
ron’s grilled shrimp
adapted from www.allrecipes.com
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
2 lb jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
Combine all ingredients except shrimp in a bowl. Mix thoroughly and add shrimp. Cover and refrigerate one to two hours, turning occasionally.
Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
Thread 4-6 shrimp on each of several skewers or place in a grill basket. Grill until the shrimp is pink on the outside and opaque in the center, 5-6 minutes, turning regularly during cooking.