Saturday, July 30, 2011

Shrimp on the Barbie!

Remember a few posts ago when I made that radish leaf pesto? Well, I was standing and gazing into the fridge and thought about how good that would taste on some grilled shrimp. To make it a really fun summer meal I added a really tasty appetizer of radishes and smoked salt. If you haven't yet tried smoked salt, well.....just get some. And, to keep the meal light and fresh I added a yummy salad of arugula with sweet mini peppers and feta. I love summer!

Appetizer of red radishes and smoked salt

Shrimp on the Barbie

1 lb of shrimp, cleaned
Pesto--I used my radish leaf pesto but any good jarred pesto or regular homemade will work.
Add enough pesto to the cleaned shrimp in a zip lock bag so that the shrimp are well covered. Put in fridge for a couple of hours.

When it's time to cook, thread the shrimp on skewers and cook on a medium well-oiled grill for maybe  4 minutes total--shrimp cook fast so have every thing else ready to eat.

Salad with min peppers
Bag of arugula
6 mini peppers, cut into rings  (or regular peppers, sliced)
a couple of radishes sliced
some feta cheese
Dressing: in a small bowl  squeeze a fresh lime, 1/4 cup olive oil, 3 T red wine vinegar, salt and pepper--whisk.
Pour on greens and toss.

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