Thursday, February 19, 2015

Grilled Shrimp



Loving smoked flavor shrimp.....What more can I say....

Ingredients

2 lbs raw shrimp devein and shells tails kept on.

15- 20 skewers with 2-5 shrimp each

Use wood skewers, soak them in water for about an hour before putting them on the grill this prevents them from burning on the grill

Passion fruit marinade:
   
2 teaspoons of ground cumin

1 teaspoon of chili powder

1 tablespoon annatto powder

2 tablespoons of olive oil

½ cup pure passion fruit juice or concentrate, unsweetened
   
Salt and pepper

Achiote butter for basting:

2 tbs of  melted

½ tbs ground achiote

Dipping sauces and sides:
   
Spicy cilantro salsa
   
Spicy Avocado Salsa

Lime slices

INSTRUCTIONS:
   
In a large bowl, cover the shrimp with the passion fruit marinade ingredients and let it sit for at least 2 hours in the fridge.

Pre-heat the grill.

Put the shrimp on the skewers. If the skewers are a main meal put 5-6 shrimp on each skewer.

Brush the shrimp with the melted butter achiote right before placing on the grill.

Grill for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are fully cooked. Baste with the achiote butter as needed.

Serve with dipping sauces and lime slices.