Sunday, July 26, 2009

We're Cookin Up a Good Time at The Lenz's

Friday night JJ and I hit the new fab-u-lous HEB on I-10! I have been craving shrimp since July 4th weekend, but since JJ isn't a huge shrimp guy we haven't had any yet. So I come home and he says let's go get some shrimp to grill for dinner. I am stoked! We head on over and buy shrimp, veggies and a few other items. So we get back the house and the hubster fires up our little Webber grill. We marinade the shrimp and the season up the veggies. 40 minutes later we are grilling our bacon wrapped shrimp and veggies. It was delicious! JJ outdid himself. Here are some pics of what our food looked like..via google.

So our recipe for the bacon wrapped shrimp is as follows:
Chipotle Lime Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Recipe

12 large, raw, peeled and deveined shrimp
2 Tbsp olive oil
Zest from 1 lime
Juice from one lime (about 2 Tbsp)
1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder (or more to taste)
6 strips thin bacon, cut in half (12 pieces)
Skewers (for grilling) or toothpicks (for oven)
1 Mix together in a small bowl the lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, and chipotle powder. Put the shrimp in the lime chipotle mixture; make sure each piece is well coated.
2 Spread the bacon pieces out over several layers of paper towels on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with another layer of paper towel. Microwave on high until the bacon fat begins to melt but the bacon is still pliable, about 1 1/2 minutes.
3 Prepare grill on high, direct heat (if grilling) or preheat the oven to 450°F.
4 Working one at a time, wrap a half piece of microwaved bacon around each piece of shrimp. If you are grilling, thread the shrimp onto long, flat skewers (flat skewers make turning the shrimp on the grill easier). If you don't have flat skewers, I've used two thin bamboo skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes beforehand) to the same effect. If you are using the oven, secure each the bacon onto the shrimp with toothpicks. Place the bacon-wrapped shrimp on a slotted baking pan (lined with foil inside for easy cleaning). Brush remaining lime chipotle mixture on the outside of the bacon-wrapped shrimp.

We also grilled up some veggies. Pretty easy. Pick your favorite spices and slice up the squash and zuccini. Then throw them on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes.

Serve it up with your favorite wine and enjoy!

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