Monday, June 11, 2012

Spicy Grilled Shrimp over a Corn Relish

As much as I love cooking, there are some summer nights that the last thing I feel like doing is anything too time-consuming over a hot stove!  I'm sure others feel the same, so on nights like this, I have the perfect solution. I found this recipe from The Cottage Home blog and altered just a little.

3/4-1 lb. raw jumbo shrimp
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Juice of 2 limes

Corn Relish:
1 small bag frozen corn
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup cilantro
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

1.) Mix all the "Shrimp" ingredients together and let marinate for 20 minutes. (Do not over-marinate, as the lime juice acid could start to cook the shrimp.)
2.) Next, combine the "Corn Relish" ingredients in a separate bowl. This can be made ahead of time if desired, but if not, let sit for at least 20 minutes to allow all the flavors to come together.
3.) Heat up the grill and place the marinated shrimp on skewers. Grill for approx. 3-4 minutes on each side.
4.) Meanwhile, prepare your rice of choice. We did plain brown rice (1/4 cup for 2 people).
5.) Remove grilled shrimp from skewers and you have a glorious summer meal!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting and delicious! Thanks for the recipe - I will have to try it soon!