Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Special Gift from My Parents

One thing we do not get in the land of the cold is fresh Gulf of Mexico shrimp.  My parents, who live in the land of seafood, decided to be super nice and send TS and me 5 pounds of shrimp.  Now one thing for you to understand is TS and I eat shrimp ALL the time.  But there is nothing like shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico, so of course we got excited about this delivery. When I heard I was getting shrimp I immediately thought of everything I would do with them.  I turned to a Chipotle Grilled Shrimp recipe.  I based the recipe off of one I found on

Chipotle Grilled Shrimp
(for 2 people)

1 lb Jumbo Shrimp
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. finely chopped onion
1 tsp honey
1 tsp adobo sauce (from chipotle in adobo sauce can)
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro

1. Peel the shrimp
 (yes, this is how big the shrimp were that my parents sent me!  - YUM!  Thank you parents!)
2. In a bowl mix the chopped chipotle peppers, garlic, onion, honey, adobo sauce and cilantro.
3. Add the shrimp and toss.
(YUM! and YUM!  Even TS said the kitchen smelled good after this)
4. Cover the bowl and let marinate for 20 mins.
5. Spray a grill pan and add shrimp and marinade in one layer on the grill pan.
6.  Cook the shrimp for 3 mins on one side and then flip and cook for 2 mins then turn off the heat and let sit in the pan for 2 more mins.
VOILA!  You have Chipotle Shrimp!

I served the shrimp over rice with a side of farmers' market steamed broccoli.  MMM.

Thank you parents for the shrimp.  It was amazing.