Thursday, July 2, 2009

Recipe Rursday: Grilled Shrimp & Veggies

Loving the new grill, gifted from our friends Ben & Saida. These Shrimp & Veggie kabobs (from when Chris' parents were here) are pretty simple, but there are still a few things I learned from the process. For example, if you don't know how long different veggies take to grill, don't mix them up on the skewer. Mini-onions take quite a while to cook all the way through. I'm not a huge fan -- next time we'll go with regular onions chopped into big chunks. Squash cooks in a flash. So, while it's a little less pretty, it's safer to put the shrimp together on one skewer & veggies on another. And go to the spice cabinet!We tried both an Italian herb rub (which could be made with a bunch of dried herbs from the cabinet...basil, oregano, etc.) and a spicy grill rub (cayenne & other stuff in it). I prefered the latter. Also, we over-did the herbs and I had to scrape some of the spices off. Hey, newbies are allowed mistakes.