Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Suck it up shrimp

Note to self: Work on not roasting things in the oven on 100º degree days and BBQing on chilly nights.

It was pretty chilly yesterday evening and I soooo didn't want to go outside when it came time to make dinner. I whined and moaned for a half hour or so trying to think of a Plan B but I had a pound of defrosted shrimp sitting in the fridge waiting. So I wrapped myself up in my favorite size 26/28 sweatshirt I still can't seem to part with, grabbed my tongs, sucked it up and went outside.

Soooo glad I did. Yum.


Shelly's Bacon Wrapped Apricot-Ginger Shrimp Skewers

1 lb. (21-25 count) Jumbo Shrimp, uncooked, peeled and deveined, tail left on
11-13 pieces of Bacon, halved

Wrap each shrimp with 1/2 a slice of bacon. Place on metal skewers (5-6 per skewer) making sure to spear through the bacon and the shrimp.

BBQ for about 10 minutes turning once during cooking. About 2 minutes or so before done baste with Apricot-Ginger Basting Sauce.


Shelly's Apricot-Ginger Basting Sauce

2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Apricot Jam
1 teaspoon Ginger, crushed
1 teaspoon Garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon Olive Oil (I used the Temecula Olive Oil Co. Roasted Garlic Flavored Oil I bought the other day)

Mix well. Also great on chicken or scallops. Discard any unused sauce.

I served the Shrimp Skewers with a simple Mixed Greens Salad with Sliced Almonds, Crumbled Goat Cheese and a Storebought Vinaigrette. Oh and I also mixed up a little dipping sauce for dipping the cooked shrimp...

Shelly's Apricot-Ginger Dipping Sauce

2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Apricot Jam
1 teaspoon Ginger, crushed
1 teaspoon Garlic, crushed
1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar

Mix well. Use as a dip for cooked Bacon Wrapped Apricot-Ginger Shrimp Skewers. Leftover sauce can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.


"Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That, that's about it." ~Bubba in Forrest Gump

Here's a few more for ya Bubba.

More Eggface Shrimpy Love:

Shelly's Shrimp & Guacamole
Shelly's Shrimp Venezia Packet
Shelly's Shrimp and Artichoke Casserole
Shelly's Tropical Shrimp Cocktail
Shelly's Bacon-wrapped Pesto Shrimp
Shelly's Mediterranean Baked Shrimp
Shelly's Chinese Shrimp Packet
Shelly's Scampi Skewers
Holiday Shrimp Cocktail on Ice

Neat Shrimp Facts: Today, April 29th is National Shrimp Scampi Day. A four ounce serving of shrimp supplies 23 grams of protein. Americans consume 1 billion pounds of shrimp every year.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nothing to do with shrimp - but I just had to tell you that I found Fage Yogurt at a Whole Foods store and I am in love. I'm a 3 month post op gastric sleeve patient and live in a small town with no health food market. I just happened to be in a larger city yesterday and couldn't wait to try it. I may have to make a weekly city grocery run. Thanks for your blog.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Yay. So glad you are enjoying the blog. I love Fage Greek Yogurt. Oodles of protein & low in carbs. SF Torani Syrups are yummy in them and defrosted frozen fruit but try this too.

http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2008/03/beef-its-whats-for-dinner.html

Great on Chicken, Beef, Fish, Veggies.

If you have a Trader joe's they carry it and Henry's/Wild Oats. My Costco carries the 0% huge tub. I use the 2% though.

~Michelle

Shrinky Inky said...

okay, i am so glad to hear i am not the only one who cannot part with some comfy plus size clothing. I am currently a 12/14 but I've kept two size 28 pj shirts and pants because i love them so much and they are comfy. I TRY to by replacements, but nothing is right. Thank goodness they are drawstring or they'd fall off! as it is they used to be "capri" but now they drag the floor. Hubby hates them, hahaha!

oh, and yum yum shrimp!!

LisaSCV said...

oooo those apricot ginger shrimp look sooooo good! Going to serve them on Friday for our end of the week feast!
Thx Shelly
Lisa

Andrea said...

We need pic of you wearing that sweatshirt!

chpdlivr said...

Shelly........is there a gadget you use to "crush" ginger and garlic....or do you just use a good knife? The shrimp look awsome!!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope you guys enjoy them!

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I will take one next time!!! I look crazy.

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I use my microplane grater.

You could use a knife and mince then scrape into a paste. Just make sure you don't end up with any hunks (very technical cooking term LOL) of either.

:) ~Michelle

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

The shrimp look yummy I will try them in the next few weeks. I have a question I seen you make Waffle sticks on this somewhere and I can't find the recipe:( Can you direct me to it please. Thanks have a wonderful week.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope you try the shrimp they were definitely worth going outside for LOL

Here's the waffle recipe...

http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2009/03/chocolate-monkey-protein-waffles.html

I have this one Chocolate Banana and there's a link in that one for the plain version. I prefer the banana one. It's a yummy combo.

The O'Neal's said...

These were SO GOOD! Thank You! I can't wait to make them again and they were so easy too.

Erica Hanks said...

Girl....I am LOVIN all the recipes on your blog!

My surgery is in just under 2 months. I am stocking up on these protein recipes!