Monday, July 27, 2009

Wok's For Dinner: Marinated Shrimp on the Barbie

We (by "we" I mean my daughter and I since hubs and our son are up in Minnesota still) had this dinner Sunday evening. It was a quick & simple meal. I only made one side dish since I didn't have so many mouths to feed.

Marinated Shrimp on the Barbie

1/2 cup soy sauce or teriyaki sauce
1 Tbsp white vinegar
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion (I didn't have any on freezer meal day, so I used regular onion)
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped (you could substitute garlic powder if you don't have any fresh)
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or 2 tsp dried cilantro
2 tsp ground ginger
1 pound shelled, devined, uncooked medium shrimp

In a medium bowl, stir together soy sauce or teriyaki, vinegar & honey. Stir in onions, garlic, cilantro & ginger. Add shrimp; stir to coat thoroughly. Refrigerate 30 minutes, stirring once. Or if freezing: Place shrimp mixture into a freezer bag, squeeze out air, seal & freeze. Thaw in refrigerator 24 hours (this will marinate your shrimp). Remove shrimp from marinade; discard marinade. Heat grill. Place shrimp on 4 skewers. Place on gas grill over medium-high heat or on charcoal grill 4-6 inches from medium-high coals. Grill 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once.

We loved this recipe. Baby Girl ate every bite of her shrimp. Although, next time, I will follow the recipe directions & discard the marinade. It is STRONG! The shrimp and marinade smelled so good. I decided not to put the shrimp on skewers, and instead made a foil bowl and put the shrimp & marinade into that. I put the foil bowl onto the grill. I cringe just thinking about the taste of that marinade. There's a reason why a recipe says "discard marinade"!! I've learned my lesson...I think. Other than that, it was really delicious! The evidence was in my daughter's tummy. :)

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