Honey Lime Shrimp Kabobs
Filed under: easy dinners, fancy made easy, healthy stuff, you have got to try this!
You know when you have a big project and you tell yourself you will not do anything else until it is finished? That is what I feel like these days. A 264 page publication is set to come out in August, and I need to get it done. But I do have to cook. And last night I had a creative moment in the form of this marinade. We bought some great shrimp at Publix, and the evening had cooled off enough to use the grill. Unfortunately, our propane tank lost its juice. But that’s okay because these kabobs can be done in the oven, and they are still amazingly delicious.
I only marinated these for an hour, but in the future, I will definitely give them longer. The flavors are so fresh that they need time to fully get in there.
The vegetables I used for the kabobs included large chunks of green bell pepper, yellow squash, and red onion. I marinated all of it with a pound of peeled shrimp. I just threw these ingredients in as I went, so I am estimating these measurements. It should be slightly sweet, and not overpoweringly tart.
Honey Lime Marinade
whisk together with a fork in the bowl you plan to marinate in:
- juice of 2 limes
- zest of 1 lime
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1.5-2 tbsp honey
- 2-3 tbsp of orange juice
- 1-2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
- 3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- freshly ground pepper to taste
- salt to taste
Since I have most of my cooking adventures in the kitchen, I thought I’d put a before picture of the awful wallpaper I just took down. I plan to do a major overhaul–painting cabinets a dark brown, new countertops, tile backsplash, undercounter lighting. I’ll keep you guys posted as I work on it. I’m really excited because I love being in the kitchen. I know I’ll love it even more when it’s all done. Here’s what the wallpaper looked like before I steamed it all off the walls: