Friday, October 26, 2012

Caribbean Holiday Shrimp & Burgers

Our friend Holly brought this shrimp appetizer to our wine club and we’d been looking for an opportunity to try it and since we had some RVing friends over to discuss recent trips, it was the perfect opportunity to try it out.

We began the meal part of the afternoon with the shrimp as an appetizer using the following recipe from Allrecipes.

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
2 limes, juiced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 pounds large cooked shrimp, peeled, tails on (I added only salt to the water)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

In a large bowl combine oil, ginger, lime juice, garlic, soy sauce, sugar and red pepper; mix well. Stir in shrimp and cilantro. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 4 hours before serving (I did 4 hours in a plastic bag). Stir occasionally while chilling.

We served them on a bed of lettuce/spinach along with some Ina Garten Cocktail Sauce (which is my new go-to version) and some garlic toast.  I also added a few plain boiled shrimp for those who may not like the marinade. 
After this shot I added a half dozen lemon wedges which made the presentation better, but I didn't get a shot of it. 

It was a big hit and for the main meal we had burgers (courtesy of our beef raising neighbors), fresh green beans, and "Bush’s Bev Beans" which she made by combining:

1 can of grilling beans
1 can of black beans
1 cup of our leftover pinto beans
½ medium chopped onion
5 strips of cooked, chopped bacon. 

She mixed it all together and nuked until warmed through - I thought they were delicious and not so overly sweet (for me) as the grilling beans alone.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. This sounds delicious Larry. You know I love anything with shrimp. It reminds me a little of Low Country pickled shrimp. I'm sure it was a hit at your wine club.

    1. Sam - I think this is one you guys would really enjoy.

  2. Those beans sound delish!! Thanks for sharing....your RV trip looks exciting.

  3. That shrimp is a "must try". And looks so pretty on the plate. I looked at Ina's recipe for the cocktail sauce and will be trying that one too. The chili sauce makes for an interesting version.

    1. Thanks LA - I believe you'd enjoy both and I was skeptical about the chili sauce but liked the outcome - I believe Bev said it was a little sweet for her.

  4. Those shrimp look perfect! Love the marinade for them.. can't wait to try this!

  5. Wow I can eat the picture... I love love love shrimp these look amazingly fabulous! NICE ONE!

    1. What a great compliment Claudia, I'm trying to work on presentation.

  6. I don't see how it could have looked any better. This sounds delicious - just hand be a cold beer and we're good to go!

    1. Thankls Tricia - I believe a cold one would have worked very well with the shrimp.

  7. Larry, Nice looking shrimp presentation...and I know that they tasted as good as they looked! Let's see now...a wine tasting group...a blogger group...and RV'ing group! What's next? You certainly could do a gardening group... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  8. I think that the shrimp would be very popular at any gathering.

  9. Thanks Karen - We will sure serve them again.

  10. I hate when I take photos of a dish and then forget that I was going to add something to the shot! Love these shrimp!

  11. You, Lea Ann, and Mary are all taunting me with great sounding shrimp recipes! Was there a super secret sale on shrimp that I didn't know about? ha ha

  12. Just stopped by to let you know I'm making this shrimp for tonight's dinner. I've been wanting to try it ever since I saw it.


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