Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A promise is a promise

I promised food and I deliver. Of course its nothing fancy, but its quick and easy, I'm easing my way back. In fact, I took one of the easiest recipes and made it a hundred times easier by taking a cue from one of my fave blogs, Nina's Kitchen. See, when Nina serves shrimp, she doesn't bother to shell the shrimp. She thinks half the fun is having the guests do it themselves. I don't know if I agree with her on that point, but it makes for a gorgeous presentation and it saves me a lot of time.

My friend Tater believes that "putting something on a stick automatically makes it better." With that in mind, I present to you lemon shrimp...on a stick.

Shrimp on a stick
1/2 lb shrimp, deveined
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces
1 medium onion, cut into 8 wedges
1 medium lemon, cut into 8 wedges

1) In a ziplock bag combine shrimp, olive oil, salt and pepper. Refrigerate overnight.
2) Soak 8 bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes.
3) Remove shrimp from bag and discard marinade. Preheat broiler.
4) Alternately thread shrimp, peppers, onions, and lemon on skewers.
5) Broil 4 minutes, turn skewers and grill 4 more minutes.


  1. Yay- it's beautiful! Glad you're feeling better.

  2. i'm so with tater on that one.

    i hope that the return of food posts means that you're getting closer to 100%!

  3. Yay food! :) I was already planning to have shrimp tonight and looking at this post made it a done deal. Shrimp on a stick sounds like perfection to me!

  4. You're good on your word..... but then we all knew that anyways!

    Great shrimp! I love putting things on skewers now that the weather os picking up!

  5. Keith loves shrimp and this looks so easy. I think I will be borrowing this one. :)

  6. Great idea. And I agree, food on a stick is always better!!!