|Lemon Barbecued Shrimp|
1. I spend time outside
2. Dinner cooks by itself with little help from me
3. No dirty pots and pans to wash
Lemon Barbecued Shrimp includes a homemade marinade with ingredients most kitchens have on hand. Making your own marinades is a quick proposition. With a mason jar, you can add all the ingredients and give it a vigorous shake. Also, you control the ingredients that go in so you can make your homemade marinade as healthy - or not - as you would like.
After spending about 30 minutes in the marinade, the shrimp get a a double flavor boost from the tangy lemon barbecue sauce and the char or the grill. Head outside and prepare this is a quick meal for your family. And you will get the added benefit of getting a dose of vitamin D from some time spent in the sun.
Lemon Barbecued Shrimp
for the mariande --
1/4 cup ketchup
3 scallions, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds extra large shrimp (16 - 20 count per pound), peeled and deveined with tails
12 inch wooden skewers
In a mason jar with a lid, combine the marinade ingredients and shake well. Place shrimp in a resealable bag and add about 2/3 of the marinade. Place in refrigerator to marinate for about 30 minutes.
Heat grill to medium high. While the grill is preheating, thread 4 shrimp on each skewer. Grill for 3 - 4 minutes per side, brushing with remaining marinade during the last couple minutes. Can be served straight from the grill or chilled with lemon wedges.