Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Shrimp Kebabs

Here's the recipe for the shrimp kebabs I ate on the 4th of July.

Ingredients [serves 4]:
1/2 lb shrimp (I used medium size shrimp - plan for about 4 or 5 shrimp per person)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
juice of half a lime
black lava salt - or regular coarse salt
cilantro (to taste)
Start by marinating the shrimp in olive oil, cayenne pepper, and lime juice. The acid in the lime juice helps tenderize the shrimp and you'll see it almost "cook" the shrimp - it'll turn opaque around the edges.

Skewer and grill the shrimp. It should only take a few minutes. Remove from the grill once they're pink. **Don't forget to soak the skewers in water for 20 minutes so they don't catch fire on the grill.
Remove shrimp from the skewers and squeeze a bit of lime over the top.
This is black lava salt that I got in Hawaii. It's really coarse and has a lovely sea flavor. You can find pink salt and coarse salt in regular markets and both would be great in this dish.
Finish off the dish with a sprinkle of the salt and some chopped cilantro.

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