Have I mentioned before how much I love my husband?
Yeah, I know, I definitely have…sorry to get all mushy on ya. But how could I not when he comes home with these for me…
Tulips are probably one of my favorite flowers…aren’t they pretty???
I totally was not expecting ANY sort of engagement anniversary acknowledgement, besides the simple “Happy Engagement Anniversary!” I got this morning, so I was more than surprised to be greeted with these this afternoon.
What a guy!
I guess it’s a good thing I actually had a nice home-cooked meal for him to come home today, huh?
Normally, there are only certain kinds of “fish” that can be allowed in this house, as Jay has yet to acquire much of a taste for it. Actually, it’s a texture thing, but either way…
He cautiously agreed to give this recipe a go, and thankfully, it was a major success! The flavor of this marinade is totally amazeballs. Even if you think you don’t like shrimp, you’ve definitely got to give this one a try!
The original recipe called for a lot of fresh spices, most of which I did not have on hand. I substituted what I deemed to be the equivalent amounts in the dried version of some of them, and it worked out quite well.
Broiled Herb-Marinated Shrimp Skewers
(Adapted from this recipe)
- Combine first 10 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Place in a bowl; add shrimp, tossing to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Preheat broiler to high.
- Remove shrimp from marinade; thread 6 shrimp onto each of 4-7 (8-inch) wooden skewers (depending on how many shrimp you have). Place skewers on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; top with any remaining marinade. Broil 5 inches from heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp are done. ENJOY!
**I do not own a broiler pan, so I simply coated a baking rack with cooking spray and placed it on top of a jelly-roll pan. It worked just as well!
On the side, I served some brown rice and roasted zucchini.
Since the recipe made more than enough for us, we each had 1-1/2 skewers with dinner and STILL have 4 skewers left.
I’m thinking a shrimp salad might be in the future.
Now I’m off to the kitchen to finish up a batch of cupcakes for someone!
Question for the Evening:
Are there any foods you thought you’d hate but actually really like?