July 31, 2008

Awesome Shrimp!

Here's what we're making tonight for dinner - something I've talked about before and posted versions of - but it's sooo good!

Start with;

red and green peppers and 1 1/2 onions cut into large chunks and add them to two pounds of raw, cleaned shrimp.

Amounts. Oh, I know you want amounts. But what I want you to do is to have 'fun' with cooking and not treat it like a science experiment. Don't be scared of your food. Add and delete according to your taste and common sense. So I'll put an approximate amount behind, but really... have fun with it!


Olive Oil - about 1/3 cup
Lime Juice - about 1/2 cup
Cayenne Pepper - 1 t (although I used 1 T because I like it spicy)
fresh minced garlic - about 3 t to start
oregano - 1 t dried
a little cumin if you want - 1/8 t

Mix, chill and marinate for 1-2 hours. Thread vegetables and shrimp on separate skewers as the vegetables will need about 3-4 minutes per side longer than the shrimp. Cook the shrimp last as it will only need about 3 minutes per side over medium high heat. The shrimp is done when it turns white/pink and has little grill lines on it. The veggies will have a golden brown edge to them and be crisp-tender.

This recipe just craves to be 'messed' with. Sometimes I use lemon juice instead of lime, sometimes I've mixed in a little Tequila. Either way it's a recipe that is good enough for a prize.
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