Tuesday, August 14

Jalapeno Lime Shrimp

We’re lucky enough to eat a lot of fresh seafood at our house and shrimp is always one of my favorites. It’s super adaptable and equally good in pasta, stews, or on the grill. This recipe leans on a Mexican-inspired marinade that imparts a lot of flavor in a just a little bit of time (let it sit in the marinade at room temperature while the grill heats and it will be ready to go). I served it on a large plate that my fiancĂ© and I ate with a corn and avocado salad, but it would also be a great taco filling.

Jalapeno Lime Shrimp:
  • Combine 2 tbsp. olive oil, the juice of 1 lime, the zest of 1 lime, 1 diced jalapeno, 3 cloves of minced garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • Add in 3/4 lb. peeled and de-veined shrimp and let sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pre-heat a grill to high heat.
  • Add the shrimp to the grill and cook for 1-3 minutes per side* or until pink and opaque.
  • Divide onto plates and serve.
Serves two
*Cooking time depends on size of shrimp.