Here's a quick weeknight meal for the summertime! the flavors meld beautifully, and the grill keeps all the heat outside, where it belongs!
Lime and Cilantro Grilled Shrimp
4 limes, juiced
1 teaspoon lime zest
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro, plus extra for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. shrimp, peeled and de-veined
In a small saucepan, combine the lime juice, zest, olive oil, garlic powder, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool completely.
Marinate the shrimp in the lime mixture for at least 30 minutes. Then grill over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked through.
Serve immediately, garnished with fresh cilantro. . . Okay, so I forgot the garnish for the pictures - whatever! They're still pretty!