Yay!! My first dinner post!! So unfortunately my roomie Nick is moving back to Boston on Tuesday, but fortunately that gave us a great excuse to plan a little going-away dinner for him this weekend that involved surf-and-turf!
Now if you would have asked me 5 years ago what surf-and-turf was I would have probably said some sort of exercise but after venturing in to the seafood world about 3 years ago… yes New Years Day 2009 was my first time to eat anything out of the water IN MY LIFE! No salmon, no shrimp, no lobster, not even my favorite… crab until this fateful day in 2009! I don’t know how I lived before crab legs, lobster rolls and one of my favorite things I’ve ever made… Chili-Lime-Garlic Grilled Shrimp!
Now there’s still that fishy (get it, fishy, haha) story out there that my parents always try to tell me about how I ate fish sticks from Hardee’s when I was about 9 years old because I thought they were chicken strips, but all the same, for the purpose of this post we’ll say my first fish experience was in 2009 (besides I don’t know if you can consider fish sticks from Hardee’s really fish!)
Back to the dinner…so, as soon as the boys (my two roommates) decided on surf-and-turf for dinner I knew I had to make these grilled shrimp. I made them once before on Father’s Day this year and they were to-die-for!
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 15-20 large shrimp
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp chili powder
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp olive oil
Place all of the above ingredients in a bowl and whisk together to combine.
Next add your shrimp and toss to coat.
Look at those little guys swimming around in that soy sauce, brown sugar, red chili pepper amazingness! Marinate for about 15 minutes then they’re ready to grill! Grill them up for about 3 minutes on each side.
They can also be grilled indoors in a cast iron skillet.
These little yummies are ready to come off the grill and get in my belly!
Now a surf-and-turf meal would not be complete without the turf so check out these amazing T-Bones that my roomie grilled up with just a little salt, pepper and olive oil, d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!
Now throw in a scrumptious little salad of mixed greens topped with tomatoes, bleu cheese, red onions and chopped walnuts and you’ve got yourself some veggies in the mix!
I finished off the meal by throwing in the leftover creamy orzo from Wednesdays lunch with some crispy veggies and some grilled corn on the cob and we had a serious feast going on!
Look at Nick staring intently at those meaty hunks of steak anxiously awaiting their arrival in his mouth!! And it’s finally time to put it all together and dig in!
♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute Gluten-Free Soy Sauce.
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