There’s this huge group of movies that I should have seen but just haven’t. Ace Venture: Pet Detective, Friday, The Cable Guy, Scary Movies 1 through 3. I realize I’m missing something important here, having not seen these movies. It kills Brian that I haven’t seen them, he thinks I just haven’t lived. In all reality, I didn’t watch them when they were popular and now, it’s too late.
Dumb and Dumber is another that I hadn’t seen until recently. But now, every time I think of shrimp on the barbie, I think of that movie. Of Jim Carrey with his little gap-toothed grin and styrofoam ten-gallon hat that was clearly important to grab at the grocery store. It sort of ruined shrimp on the barbie for me, since now I can only picture him. I can’t take shrimp on the barbi e seriously. I just can’t.
That being said, shrimp on the barbie is quite delicious. My mom made it recently and as soon as we came home, I had to make more. It’s really, really simple to prepare and grill. Also, low-cal! So that’s a winner. The garlic and olive oil make the shrimp so flavorful and they are grilled to succulent perfection. Yum!
- 8 large shrimp
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Special tools: 2 skewers that have been soaked in water for at least 1 hour.
- In a large ziptop bag, combine olive oil, shrimp and garlic. Toss to coat well and refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Preheat your grill to low temperature. While the grill preheats, prepare your shrimp.
- Take a skewer and insert it into the shrimp, going through the tail and into the meat. Repeat this with the remaining shrimp, adding 4 to each skewer. Place the skewered shrimp on the top grate of the grill. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes until cooked through. Serve with steamed broccoli.