Tonight's dinner was based upon (okay, basically a copycat of) the Outback Steakhouse's Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie (R).
However, I didn't want to violate any sort of trademarks or anything, so I threw a Boston accent on it, and voilé! Grilled shrimp on the bahhhh' bie :)
Back on the healthy kick (let's see how long this lasts! Goodbye Red Velvet Cheesecake)
The shrimp is served with a WONDERFUL remoulade sauce that is relatively easy to make. So below, please find (and enjoy) the grilled shrimp rub and the accompanying sauce!
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 1 cup of mayo
- 2 tablespoonsful stoneground mustard
- 4 teaspoonsful milk
- 2 and 1/2 teaspoons horseradish (not horseradish spread - entirely different!)
- 2 teaspoons minced celery (roughly, we probably erred more on the side of 3)
- 2 teaspoons minced white onion (again, maybe 3)
- 2 teaspoons minced green bell pepper (3 again.. sensing a pattern?)
- 1/2 teaspoonful white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoonful paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley (we used freeze-dried, you can also use fresh!)
- pinch of salt
- Mix in a small bowl
- Cover and chill
Grilled Shrimp on the Bah'bie
**Caveat!: The portions of shrimp rub below are intended to coat maybe about 6 shrimp. Multiply out the amounts as deemed necessary by your hunger for tiny crustaceans :) **
|Layered before I mixed it all up|
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar (We were pretentious and used raw organic cane sugar. It is how I pretend to be fancy in my spare time)
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- A dash of ground allspice
- Preheat grill to high (We used a George Foreman grill because it's raining and a little cold)
- Skewer shrimp (if on a real grill).
- Brush with melted butter and sprinkle seasoning on both sides.
- Grill 2 to 3 minutes on each side
- Serve with lemon and remoulade sauce (and other lovely sides. As you see, we served it with carrots, beans, and wild rice. Also, a dinner wouldn't be a dinner in the Elias house without crusty bread... mmmmm)
Well, enjoy folks. We sure did.
Oh also, I feel I should warn you. While looking up if a shrimp was in fact a crustacean (it is.) I discovered this website: God Hates Shrimp . Apparently eating this dinner was an abomination or something. I took my chances, good luck to you all.
I will be starting clinical rotations again on Friday, so hopefully I can keep up with this.
Happy eats, and try your best to avoid eternal damnation!