Saturday, July 30, 2011

Grillin & Chillin

Back home! We had a great time visiting our friends and seeing the sights in Seattle and Tacoma this past week- I'll post some pictures soon.

Quick side note; and I'm sure most people know this but don't go and plant a bunch of delicate vegetable plants and then jet off for a vacation for a week. Your plants will get depressed.

Even though I moved them to a shady spot in the yard that was in reach of the sprinkler they still seemed to hold a grudge against me leaving.

I'm hoping they'll forgive me and perk up with some water.

Anyway, when we got home I had few groceries and didn't have a lot of time to go shopping. I turned to my trusty grill and some frozen shrimp we had gotten when we last went to Grande Isle, LA. All I needed was some corn and zucchini to make this easy and yummy recipe come together and I thought I'd share it with you.

It's a recipe for Lemon Pepper Shrimp I found in my Prevention Magazine. 

After defrosting and shelling the shrimp I started by marinating the shrimp in the fridge for about 20- 30 minutes.

While that was going on I started up the grill and brushed some olive oil on my corn and zucchini began cooking them for the side dish. This only took about 10-12 minutes to cook.

While waiting for the vegetables to cook I prepped the shrimp for the grill.

Then just 2 minutes per side and they're done!

After I grilled the shrimp I put them in a white wine butter mixture,

Then all finished! I really liked this recipe, it was easy, quick, and yummy!

So easy in fact that I had time to fix up some dessert that also went with the recipe- a raspberry dessert also quick and easy.

It's just a mixture of sugar, cornstarch and raspberries, and crumbled Nilla Wafers. Then, because I have a problem where I make semi- healthy things completely unhealthy I poured the mixture over ice cream.

Mmmm! Totally worth it.

If you want to try any of these recipes yourself check them out here:

Blackberry Dessert (the recipe calls for blackberries but my grocery only had raspberries which worked equally as well)



Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness this all looks so delicious!! We really like shrimp so I am going to have to try this and what a great way to end a meal with that gorgeous raspberry sauce and ice cream!!

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