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Sizzled Citrus Shrimp

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

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Ingredients:

  • 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.

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In a large mixing bowl combine lemon juice, wine & olive oil.

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Mix in garlic, bay leaf, red pepper flakes & pepper.

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Add shrimp to mixture and toss to coat.  Cover and marinate in the fridge for 15 minutes.

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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. 😉

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While the shrimpies are marinating, head out to the garden to see what’s fresh for the picking…

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Green & yellow beans, snowpeas and regular peas.  Mmm, fresh veggies!

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Prep the skewers…

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And place them on the BBQ rack on the lowest heat possible. See the heart? I swear I didn’t do this on purpose!

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It was a sunny Friday night; only appropriate to crack open a bottle…

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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.

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I had a few ounces, was quite refreshing.

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Don’t forget about the skewers!  I rotated them every 5 mins or so, for a total of 4 times. 

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Ta-da! A lovely, light summer meal.

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Shrimp was served on a bed of creamy rice noodles.

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Don’t they look delish?  They were really good!

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Side of fresh beans.  Love, love, love having a garden!

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Enjoy!

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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!

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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.;)

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I wondered when I’ll give my first one out? Exciting!

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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!

Back tomorrow bloggies!

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