Thursday, July 14, 2011


It's summer time and after just having a modern Mexican lunch; I've been inspired to continue the Mexican flavors for tonight's dinner.

I had large shrimp which I decided to cook for tonight.

24 peeled large fresh shrimp
1 lime - juice squeezed
2 large cloves of garlic minced
1 tsp of salt
1-1/2 tsp of chili powder
1/2 tsp of cumin
1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup of olive oil
Wooden skewers (1 foot long each)

In a bowl, combine all ingredients.  Marinate the shrimp for 30 minutes and thread 6 of them in each skewer.

Mince the garlic before combining with ingredients
To skewer the shrimp:  Make sure you try to take as much minced garlic into the curled shrimp.  Lay them on the grill (if grilling) or on a broiler pan (if broiling) and evenly pour the rest of the marinade on top.  Grill or broil 3 minutes on each side.

Serve with a wonderful tangy accompaniment such as minced green mango with minced cilantro and a stalk of minced scallions.  Season this mixture with sea salt.  Put it in a cup, press it, then unmold on the platter before serving; as pictured above.

Goes well with salad on the side and some freshly cooked corn Mexican style which I'll cover in another blog.

Serves 3-4.

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