This recipe is very special to me. Not only does my son, CJ, love this shrimp, but I also made this dish on the first night of a wonderful girls weekend with some very special friends. It was an amazing weekend of relaxing in the sun, yoga by the pool, THE NERDS, and it was the weekend that "No Work Thursdays" was born! Good food, great wine and countless laughs were included. These ladies have been a huge inspiration to me in beginning this journey. Janet, Eve, Sharon, Linda and Dorothy.....you are the best!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
This recipe is a great pairing to my Avocado Mango Salsa recipe. The flavors are made for each other. Feel free to add more or less of any of the ingredients. Use your own taste... make it your own.
Start with one with some nice fresh shrimp. The shrimp should be cleaned, shelled and deveined. Mix the zest of half of a lime with the juice of two limes in a small bowl, then add about one teaspoon of the zest of a lemon and pour it on top.
Next, grate the fresh ginger and two cloves of garlic.
Finally, add the olive oil, red crushed pepper, smoked paprika, salt & pepper and fresh chopped cilantro. Mix well and marinate in the refrigerator for about an hour, there is so much flavor going on in this bowl that it doesn't need much time.
So, when you are ready for dinner... put about six shrimp on each skewer. You will only need to grill these about four minutes on each side. They cook quickly. Just look for that nice pink color. Are they not gorgeous??? They are healthy and delicious, also.
While I was grilling the shrimp that night, I also grilled some asparagus (drizzled with a little olive oil and seasoned with salt & pepper). I served them on a small bed of arugula with a spoon on that Avocado Mango Salsa on top, the perfect plate! Dinner was so good today!!