Shrimp cook very quickly on the barbecue grill so be careful not to overcook or they will be dry and rubbery. They should just curl and be opaque. The marinade helps retain moisture.
Mon mari cooks them on a silicone grill mat, but a mesh pan will work, as well…. or skewers.
You could, of course, do these in a skillet…..
But why would you do that? It’s summer!
Simple Barbecued Shrimp
Total time: 15 minutes
- 12oz (360gr) large shrimp, cleaned
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tbs Balsamic wine vinegar
- 1 tbs molasses
- 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- Combine shrimp, garlic and olive oil in medium bowl. Set aside until ready to cook.
- Mix ketchup soy sauce, vinegar, molasses and mustard, whisking well to combine.
- Just before cooking add about half of the barbecue sauce to shrimp and toss well.
- Either put shrimp on skewers or cook in perforated grill pan or on a mat for 5 – 8 minutes, until done. Shrimp are done when they curl and turn opaque.
- When done, remove from heat, toss with remaining sauce and serve.
Speaking of summer – does anyone know where it went?
It seems like I just planted the onions and already I’m pulling out the sweetcorn.
And I have accomplished nothing.
I had projects to do this summer that haven’t been touched.
Am I becoming less efficient? Lazier? Spending to much time goofing off? On social media?
What, I ask myself every morning, watching the sun come up and worrying about the world, is the problem?
I used to get so much done every day….
Okay, I was working non-stop from breakfast through our hour and a half of evening TV time (thanks to the laptop). I had to give up that last bit as we now use the laptop to stream Netflix. Now I either knit or read cook books during that time.
Still, that’s only 90 minutes.
And we have been going for bike rides…. but that’s only once a week.
We did a bit of traveling but that was just a week.
I have been making soup for the freezer and freezing tomatoes and plums and herbs every day. My freezer is almost full. So I have been getting something accomplished….
Could it be that my expectations of my abilities are simply somewhat excessive?
Could it be that I’m starting to relax and enjoy life a bit more – but that old nagging work ethic creeps up in the early hours of the morning and invades my peace?
Could it really be social media? Facebook and twitter and the never-ending news updates.
I do try to limit my time and be careful with my clicks.
That must be it. I’m just goofing off.
Oh well – I never got to do much of it when I was younger, might as well enjoy it now.
If I could just exorcise that work ethic thing….
Which reminds me – Should we all start watching MASH reruns again?