It only makes sense that the time of day I love most is also the time of day I dread the most, dinnertime. I look forward to it all day. My husband is finally home, the babies are happy, and I get to sit down and enjoy eating. It’s that hour or two before dinnertime that’s most dreaded.
You know, the time where you have to decide what to eat. It’s. the. worst!
Normally I know what I want I’m a woman for goodness sake, of course, I know what I want. It’s those days where a grocery run is around the corner, and your stock is getting low, or you’re tired of all your regular meals. Well, let me just say this meals perfect for those days! Shrimp is so easy to cook, delicious and still tastes great even though they might have hung out in the freezer for a couple of weeks.
We’ve turned into weekly grocery shoppers in hopes of only eating and buying fresh food. On our weekly Sprout’s trip we had bought some fresh shrimp, it wasn’t on the list, but the best foods are normally the ones that don’t make the list.. am I right? I had completely forgotten about the little suckers hiding in the back of the fridge.
So, here’s a little twist to all the cilantro, lime recipes I’ve seen. We’re kicking up the heat while boosting the flavor by adding jalapenos! The flavor of the grill combined with this marinade was OMGSH so good. I was a little hesitant because I felt like I was just throwing ingredients from the fridge in the blender, but it turned out sooo tasty! Honestly, they weren’t spicy but had the perfect amount of jalapeno flavor. I paired the sweet jalapeno grilled shrimp with a fresh mango salsa; it turned out to be the perfect dish for a hot summer day! Speaking of a hot summer day, being 33 weeks pregnant the heat is literally about to make me hibernate in the fridge. Alright, let’s get grilling!~
- 1 pound of shrimp (make sure its already deveined and peeled)
- juice from 1 lime
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 4 Tablespoons of honey
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/4 cup of cilantro
- 1 jalapeno without the seeds
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp of salt
- Take lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper, garlic, and cilantro, and jalapeno deseeded and place in a blender. MIx until a smooth liquid.
- Place shrimp on skewers
- I placed the shrimp skewers in a mason jar full of the marinade and let them sit for 5 minutes
- Place skewers on grill on medium to high heat
- Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until they've turned pink and look done