• shrimp skewers
    Dinner,  Grilling

    Jalapeno-Lime Shrimp Skewers

    Shrimp are probably one of the ingredients that I am most iffy on (I have only tried them once or twice). Maybe it was too many times growing up having over-cooked shrimp. I’m sure you know what I am talking about, those chewy/rubbery examples that don’t taste like anything. Plus, I wasn’t a fan of seafood in general until relatively recently. The key for shrimp for me is a good flavor and the perfect cooking. So some grilled shrimp skewers were a little new for me! One thing I will recommend: if you can just buy the peeled and deveined shrimp. We bought some really good looking shell on shrimp…

  • grilled shrimp taco
    Dinner

    Grilled Shrimp Street Tacos

    Rob and I could not stop quoting the Good Place the whole time we were making these tacos. Whether we were calling them “Shrampis” or joking about white chocolate sauce on them, we were laughing almost the whole time. I have recently started liking shrimp and I still don’t always like it. I really like them grilled or seared with a sauce. While eating out, I recently had a Korean shrimp taco that was awesome and that is what sort of inspired me to make these. I did stick to a more traditional flavor profile for this one with a lime-jalapeno marinade to start. To note, I didn’t let it…

  • Spicy Shrimp Summer Pasta
    Dinner

    Spicy Summer Shrimp Pasta

    I will start this post with a bit of a confession: I historically have not been a huge fan of shrimp.  It always just seemed bland or overcooked which results in a strange texture that I do not like.  What I figured out when coming up with this recipe is that it needs a bright, even spicy, flavor.  Further, it also just really needs to be cooked perfectly.  Hence, this pasta recipe; it combines well cooked shrimp with the brightness of basil and some heat! The beauty of this pasta is that you can use almost any protein you may want, if you are not a shrimp fan.  Sausage or…