Monday, May 11, 2009

I Have To Rinse Them Off First: Spicy Grilled Shrimp and Grilled Asparagus

Call this one Salty Grilled Shrimp, because that's what I ended up with. The recipe itself is close to foolproof. The marinade (lemon juice, olive oil, paprika, cayenne, a mashed clove of garlic and a tablespoon of salt) could probably be used with any kind of meat or veggie, and it's really fast.

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However, I used a little less shrimp than Bittman recommends, which wouldn't be a problem if I hadn't used the entire tablespoon of salt. But I forgot to adjust, and the shrimp were so incredibly salty that my brother would only take seconds after rinsing his shrimp off. Which probably didn't work anyway.

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Basically, this recipe is golden, especially served with a little salad and some lemon wedges. It tastes like spring.

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Also, there was grilled asparagus, which can also be done roasted or broiled, and are delicious no matter what. And in season! Don't sleep on them. Check out the links below for up to date info on what's at the Greenmarket.

Lucy's Greenmarket Report
Greenmarket Report blog

2 comments:

  1. Ben- When am I gonna get an invite to one of these dinners?? Don't overlook the fact that I am a professional restaurant buyer and can get kobe beef at low, low, prices!

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  2. TVH, you make a really good point. We'll have to work something out soon once the bro is done with school.

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