Shrimp on the Barbie

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!

Shrimp on the Barbie
Recipe type: dinner, low calorie, healthy
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Serves: 2

  • 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.

  1. In a large ziptop bag, combine olive oil, shrimp and garlic. Toss to coat well and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat your grill to low temperature. While the grill preheats, prepare your shrimp.
  3. 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.


8 thoughts on “Shrimp on the Barbie

  1. I’ve never seen any of those either…but don’t tell The.Boy because then he’ll try to make me sit through all of them in one day!

  2. Kim…this recipe couldn’t be any simpler! And it looks fantastic. But somehow, I can’t seem to read ‘shrimp on the barbie’ without an Australian accent! : )

    • I totally hear it in Australian, too! “Throw another SHRIMP ON THE BARBIE!” with much emphasis on barbie. I think it is necessary to say it in an Australian accent. :)

  3. I’ve never seen those movies either and my other half thinks I’m missing out on some classics, but I’m not so sure. 😛

    Shrimp looks delicious!

    • My other half totally agrees with your other half. But I don’t know that I even care about seeing half of those movies!

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