It was a humid day here in Nova Scotia, its 8:30pm and I’m still hot. YUCK. I refused to turn the oven on tonight, stuck to the BBQ and a few minutes on the stove top.
Dinner was a tasty recipe that I got from JillianMichaels.com a few years ago. The directions in the recipe are to grill the shrimp in a skillet. I made a few modifications so that they could be grilled as skewers on the BBQ.
Sizzled Citrus Shrimp
3 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp dry white wine
2 tsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb shrimp
1 bay leaf, crushed
red pepper flakes
fresh ground pepper
I used 1 bag of frozen, pre-cooked shrimp. Thawed out.
In a large mixing bowl combine lemon juice, wine & olive oil.
Mix in garlic, bay leaf, red pepper flakes & pepper.
Add shrimp to mixture and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Skewer Tip: Soak disposable wooden skewers in water to avoid them burning on the grill. For the record they will catch on fire…don’t ask me how I know. ;)
While the shrimpies are marinating, head out to the garden to see what’s fresh for the picking…
Green & yellow beans, snowpeas and regular peas. Mmm, fresh veggies!
Prep the skewers…
And place them on the BBQ rack on the lowest heat possible. See the heart? I swear I didn’t do this on purpose!
It was a sunny Friday night; only appropriate to crack open a bottle…
Banrock Station White Shiraz.- Light rose petal in colour, the Banrock Station White Shiraz displays fresh lifted strawberry fruit with floral and jasmine aromas. The semi sweet palate abounds with strawberry flavours and reveals a lovely zesty finish.
I had a few ounces, was quite refreshing.
Don’t forget about the skewers! I rotated them every 5 mins or so, for a total of 4 times.
Ta-da! A lovely, light summer meal.
Shrimp was served on a bed of creamy rice noodles.
Don’t they look delish? They were really good!
Side of fresh beans. Love, love, love having a garden!
I got quite a few goodies in the mail box today, including my blog business cards!!! I’m so happy with how they turned out!
I took advantage of a free shipping offer that Moo.com was having and got 50 cards for approximately $24.00CA. I really liked that I was able to design the cards myself. (Uploaded the jpg files) My order was placed on July 25th and received today. Overall, fantastic service. I would recommend Moo.com to anyone looking to design & print their own business cards for a reasonable price.
FYI – the color difference is just my pics, silly lighting.;)
I wondered when I’ll give my first one out? Exciting!
I don’t really have anything else to say about the day, except that I’m glad it’s OVER. This week was brutal. HELLO WEEKEND!