Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Shrimp on the Barbie!

Continuing my quest to try to cook more seafood at home meant grilled shrimp for dinner last night! We had never grilled shrimp (or any seafood actually) so this recipe by Bobby Flay seemed simple enough! We thought the marinade was just ok, but now that we know how simply and quickly we can grill shrimp, I'm anxious to try more variations!

Grilled Shrimp with Garlic
(Source: Bobby Flay of the Food Network)

3/4 cup olive oil

3 T freshly chopped thyme leaves

1 1/2 T ancho chili powder

6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

24 large shrimp, shelled and deveined

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1. Heat the grill to medium.

2. Whisk together 1/4 cup of the oil, 2 T of the thyme, chili powder, and chopped garlic in a small bowl. Skewer the shrimp (on wooden skewers that have been soaked in water) and brush with the marinade.

3. Place the remaining 1/2 cup of the oil in a small saucepan, add the sliced garlic and gook until the sliced garlic is lightly golden brown. Remove the garlic slices with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels. Reserve the oil.

4. Increase the heat of the grill to high.

5. Remove the shrimp from the marinade, season with salt and pepper and grill until golden brown on each side, about 1 1/2 minutes per side.

6. Remove the shrimp from skewers, transfer to serving dish, and drizzle with some of the reserved garlic oil and garlic chips. Sprinkle with the remaining thyme and garnish with oregano leaves.

The only one who might have been a bit disappointed at how quickly the grilling was done was Deacon. He gets extra outside time to hunt lizards (his latest obsession) whenever we fire up the grill! Lucky for him, thick rib-eye steaks are on the menu for tonight!

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