I'm getting spoiled this week. The weather has been great and tonight will mark my fourth grilling night in a row. I'm almost out of charcoal, so it's good that tomorrow is Costco Friday.
Tonight's dinner at the Gruggen household is the model of simplicity and healthy eating. Take some raw, tail-on shrimp. Marinate it it for one hour. Throw them on some skewers and grill for 4-6 minutes. Nothing could be simpler. And what makes it so healthy is that we're combining shrimp, which is 90% pure protein, with organic Sesame Teriyaki sauce from Costco. It's made by OrganicVille and, shockingly, all of the ingredients are organic. It's also gluten free and there is no added sugar.
I'm going to serve this up with some sticky rice (http://terrygruggen.blogspot.com/2011/05/sticky-rice.html) and Asian Cole Slaw (http://terrygruggen.blogspot.com/2011/05/asian-cole-slaw.html). I allocate 5 pieces of shrimp per person using 21-25 pieces-per-pound shrimp. Serves 4.
20 raw, tail-on shrimp (21-25 pieces per pound)
12 ounces OrganicVille Sesame Teriyaki sauce (or your favorite Teriyaki sauce)
- Place shrimp in a large Ziploc bag. Add Teriyaki sauce. Seal bag and toss to distribute marinade. Store flat in your refrigerator so that all shrimp are in contact with marinade. Marinate for one hour, flipping bag at the 30-minute mark.
- Meanwhile, light large chimney starter filled with charcoal (about 2½ pounds) and allow to burn until charcoal is covered with layer of fine gray ash. Spread coals evenly over grill bottom for medium-hot fire. Set cooking rack in place, cover grill with lid, and let rack heat up, about 5 minutes. Alternatively, preheat gas grill with all burners set to medium-high and lid down until grill is hot, about 10 minutes.
- Remove shrimp from Ziploc bag and thread on to skewers.
- Grill shrimp, uncovered for charcoal, covered for gas, turning skewers once, until shrimp are barely charred and bright pink, 4 to 6 minutes.