Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tailgate Special: Shrimp Skewers

Christine and I at tailgate
We enjoyed our second home game this season against FAMU. I had some shrimp in the freezer so I decided to try out a new marinade.

Herb-Marinated Shrimp Skewers
3/4 cup fresh cilantro
3/4 cup fresh basil
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 lime, juiced
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
pinch of salt and pepper
2 garlic cloves
12-24 shrimp, peeled and deveined


Combine all ingredients (except shrimp) in a food processor; process until smooth. Place shrimp and marinade in bowl, tossing to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Thread shrimp on wooden skewers for cooking.


Cook shrimp in a grill or broil in the oven for 2 minutes on each side. Note: The citrus will cook the shrimp so be sure to cook immediately. I let the shrimp marinade too long and the shrimp got a little overcooked. 

Hanging out with Little Bro Joe

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