A Summer Grill

Lazy days spent trying to overcome the intense heat – but for some reason, you just can’t bring yourself to stay indoors… 

listening to the waves crash gently to the shore, then role back out like a tender lullaby-
Laughing and playing with your family on the homemade “slip and slide” in the backyard-

Working as hard as ever at your job so you can spend those precious long summer evenings relaxing with friends until you have to wake up and start all over again-

However you are spending your summer, may you find peace and happiness, feel the love from friends and family, and may you have abundant food to share with others – with love from my kitchen- v

Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro and Lime 

• 1/4 c olive oil

• 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

• 6 garlic cloves, pressed

•  small bunch of cilantro, chopped 

• 12-20 large uncooked shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails intact

• skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak in water-filled ziplock bag while prepping food)

• red onion, thick slices

• 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Mix first 3 ingredients and 1 tablespoon cilantro in large bowl. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Let stand 10 minutes. Prepare grill – spray with high-temperature Pam (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler. Remove shrimp from marinade; skewer shrimp.  Skewer onions on remaining skewer. Season shrimp and onions with some of the marinade. Grill onions until tender and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Add shrimp to grill; cook until pink, about 2 minutes per side. Coarsely chop onions. Remove shrimp from skewers; divide between plates. Bring marinade to boil. Mix in onions, cheese and remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons cilantro. Spoon onion mixture over shrimp.

Serve with simple couscous, spinach or grilled romaine wedges, sprinkled with lemon, olive oil and left over feta… add a touch of kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.

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