Coconut Shrimp

I love shrimp.  I know, not everyone does.  But I didn't always love cooking it, mostly because I was terrified of overcooking it (and it's not cheap!) or worse, under cooking it and making everyone sick for days.

Once I got over my fear, it's a breeze.  And the grilling makes what seems to be tricky even easier.  Nate doesn't like the packets because he can't see inside them, which I can appreciate.  I kinda like the mystery of a win or a fail.  I'm at a loss for excitement some days, I guess.

This is a great dish that works as an entree, alone or on rice or pasta, or even as a hot appetizer, perfect for those toothpicks (or in my case, fingers when know one's looking).

Take 1 lb peeled, deveined shrimp.  I removed the tails just to make dinnertime faster for all of us.  Chop 2 stalks lemon grass (it will feel like you're dicing a pencil) and 1 shallot.  Mix together with the juice of 1 lime and 1/3 cup of coconut milk (perfect, because I had just made my mango habenero marinade the day before and had some leftover!)

Split into 2 foil packets, and grill over medium heat for 10 minutes.  Top with fresh cilantro.

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Shar Martinez said...

YUM! I love shrimp!

(or in my case, fingers when know one's looking) LOL!

I hope you have a great weekend!

xoxo ♥ Shar

Anissa said...

They look yummy...your newest follower from the Nice to Meet you hop.

Anissa from Chasing Hailey

Nicole said...

If only if I enjoyed coconut!

Jule said...

I love shrimp and coconut. So I have to try this!
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