Tonight was to be BBQ steak and asparagus. Quick, easy and perfect after a long day...well of course it didn't happen that way. I came home to find the steak I left out to thaw didn't quite look right, I get really paranoid about these things, so into the garbage it went. I still feel awful about it, because I hate wasting food! But lets be honest, I am not taking any chances.
Anyway as a result I was scrambling for something to feed my family.
Now a little secret about me, normally I have a recipe to follow and I don't veer to far off course. I don't like being left to my own devices, so there was a definite moment of panic! But the gears started turning and I got things under control. I remembered I had shrimp in my freezer, some limes in the fridge, and it was off we went from there.
In the end everything turned out just right, and my Hubby was very impressed. I just might try 'winging it' more often ;)
- Bunch of asparagus spears
- Salt & pepper
- Olive oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
Drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt & pepper and garlic, toss to coat.
Place on grill, and cook until bright green and tender-crisp.
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
- juice and zest of 2 limes
- 3 clove of garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp of crushed chili flakes
- 1 tbsp BBQ sauce
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt & pepper
Let marinade for approximately 1 hour; then thread shrimp onto skewers (metal, or wood - if using wood ensure they have been soaked in water)
Cook on grill/bbq until pink (be careful to not over cook!)
Quick easy and everything was delicious, Enjoy!