Grilled shrimp marinade.

Scott started a new job a week or so ago and we had a celebratory meal to ease the nerves a bit.  I wanted to make it special, but because it was a day after our crazy garage sale, I also wanted it to be easy.  I had shrimp in the freezer, so before church, I took it out, and let it defrost in a bowl of water.  After church I made the following marinade and it was a hit!  I will definitely do this again!

Toss a pound of shrimp in the following:

1/2 cup (of a handful) of chopped fresh cilantro

1 or 2 chopped jalapenos

1/3 cup sesame oil

1/3 cup white wine (if you have it, if not, perhaps orange juice?)

1 tablespoon grated or minced fresh ginger

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 chopped shallot

Juice of three limes

Refrigerate for a few hours before grilling, tossing the shrimp a few times in the process.

I loaded my shrimp onto soaked wooden skewers and grilled for about 5 minutes (or until pink).

We also grilled corn, zucchini squash and okra, and had a fantastic meal!  The sad part?  I forgot to take a picture of the finished product!

Regardless, I think Scott was well prepared for day 1 of this job.  In our family, all milestones are celebrated with food.  And this one was no exception.

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