Seafood · Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp

(from my old blog…)

This is for my cousin, Susan, who asked for a copy of this recipe. It's one of the dishes Bill cooked for me on my birthday…

It's from "Betty Crocker's Mexican Made Easy" – which, despite the "made easy" aspect of it, is actually a pretty good, authentic-ish Mexican cookbook.

Anyway – here it is:

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup tequila or lime juice

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

2 T lime juice

1 T ground red chilis

1/2 t salt

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 red bell pepper, finely chopped

24 large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (leave tails intact)

Mix all ingredients except shrimp in shallow glass or plastic dish; stir in shrimp. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

Remove shrimp from marinade; reserve marinade. Thread 4 shrimp on each of 6 8-inch metal skewers.

Grill over medium coals, turning once, until pink, 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

Heat marinade to boiling in nonaluminum saucepan; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered until bell pepper is tender, about 5 minutes. Serve with the shrimp.

Serves 6. (or two gluttons…)

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