Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Small In Stature, Big In Taste!

Hello Sweets,

I feel absolutely awful with my sporadic posts lately :(, but when my health gets me down it really shuts down anything that is nonessential.  However I saw my doctor today and am now feeling a little better (probably because I literally cannot feel my head), so I thought I would try and get some things done today like grocery shopping, unpacking (lol ya I know), and of course a little post for all my wonderful readers :)

As I mentioned above, I went grocery shopping today (it was badly needed from being away), and I bought some fresh ingredients to create with, but thank heavens I still have a recipe that has yet to be written about because I have been craving pizza for four days straight!!  I am happy to report that it was just as good as expected ;).  Okay so I bet you're all wondering what today's post is about, well it is one of my favorite crustaceans, and I love seafood, so that may not be as helpful as I originally thought lol.  It's shrimp, and I could eat them any way; raw, battered, cooked in garlic mmmm.  However Nathan likes shrimp a few ways, but the way he likes it the best is grilled!  So for one of our last meals he made me two different types of grilled shrimp; BBQ and Caribbean jerk!  So this is a Nathan original recipe, I only consumed them lol ;)

BBQ and Caribbean Grilled Shrimp
1 bottle Stubbs BBQ sauce (we used spicy)
dash cayenne pepper
splash orange juice
pinch salt
dash pepper
1 bottle of Lawry's Caribbean jerk marinade
dollop fresh garlic
fresh cilantro
extra virgin olive oil for basting

 Now Nathan cooks like I do so that is why there are no precise measurements.  Basically you will want to combine your marinade in two separate bowls (I think one was: orange juice, salt, pepper, Caribbean jerk, garlic, and cayenne and the other being; BBQ sauce, pepper, salt, garlic, cilantro) tasting as you go along until you have reached your desired flavors.

Completely cover the shrimp in the marinades and let sit for about 15 minutes.  Place the shrimp on skewers to make grilling easier, then grill on the BBQ for about 15 minutes.

There you have it a simple yet very flavorful dinner, we made a side of white rice to go with the shrimp and even though it looked small we were both very full and satisfied!

I know this is a shorter post but with the needles I get I become more sore as the freezing wears off :(  but on the bright side, I received a free cookbook in the mail today woohoo!  Until next time.............

Stay sweet,

Jennifer xoxoxo

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