|My V-Day surprise I walked into @ 7:00 a.m. |
Sweet note included and all!
But yesterday my day started out like this:
Since our diet is typically heavy with chicken and ground turkey, I decided we should bring out Pinterest recipes and whip up something that we rarely cook – shrimp. Menu for the evening: grilled shrimp with cilantro, lime, and peanuts and a side of cilantro lime rice. Can you say YUM!
|Photo and recipe can be found HERE at marthastewart.com.|
|Photo and recipe can be found HERE at skinnytaste.com.|
GRILLED SHRIMP WITH CILANTRO, LIME, AND PEANUTS
Step 1: Chop everything you need to chop.
Step 2: Zest limes into bowl. Squeeze in juice from one lime. Whisk with sauce and sugar.
Step 3: Brush shrimp with oil and lightly season with salt and pepper. Grill shrimp on high heat until firm and pink, 2 to 3 minutes per side. (This was Jeff’s job. He put them on foil for the grill to make life easy.)
Step 4: Toss shrimp in mixture, extra lime juice, cilantro, peanuts, and green onions.
Notes and Considerations: You do not have to follow the recipe exactly to create a delicious meal. We actually substituted the fish sauce for a Worcestershire/soy/teriyaki and it was delicious. We think the sauce could have even had a little more kick. Also, we would have preferred peeled shrimp for the simple fact that it’s annoying to peel shrimp during a nice meal. With peeled shrimp, you could marinate them for a day or two in the sauce mixture, grill them, and then toss again once cooked. It would be delicious.
CILANTRO LIME RICE
Step 1: Add rice, water, salt, and oil into a pot. Boil on high until most of the water evaporates.
Step 2: When the water just skims the top of the rice, reduce to low and cover for about 15 minutes. Then turn off flame and keep covered for five more minutes.
Step 3: Add cilantro, lime juice, and additional oil to the rice and toss until mixed.
Notes and Considerations: Well there aren’t really any since it’s so easy. If you want to make it even easier, make plain Jane rice and then add cilantro and lime. Done. I’ve done that before with flavored rice and it was yummy.
Mission grilled shrimp with cilantro, lime, and peanuts and a side of cilantro lime rice was a success! Stay tuned for more Pinterest recipes we attempted last night: Chick-fil-A nuggets and one pot mac n' cheese.