Happy Fourth of July weekend!
I’ll be doing my laundry.
I know – very boring. Although I will be headed to my sister’s on Monday for the actual holiday – you can’t miss food & fireworks on the fourth – but Sat & Sun will be dedicated to cleaning my house. But the reason I’m doing that is a bit more exciting, so please don’t write me off yet.
There’s a film crew arriving in DC on Tuesday night. After a night’s rest, they’re coming to my house. To film. ME. Well, me along with four other bloggers for a cooking show. And so, my house must be clean.
I wish I could share more than that but I’ve been sworn to secrecy. So I’ll just say that it’s going to be a lot of fun and I really can’t wait for it all to go down. They’ll be here three days, so I do plan on whipping us all up a few margaritas while they’re here. We’re going to need something to go with all the yummy food we’ll be creating! ;-)
But before all that fun, and after all that cleaning, I’ll be bringing these yummy grilled shrimp to my sister’s to toss on her grill. They’re my contribution to her Fourth of July feast, although her feasts don’t really need any contributions (she’s pretty party savvy, that one). And she makes the BEST margaritas on planet earth (I promise to share her secret weapon with you one of these days, if she lets me!). Anyway, about these grilled shrimp.
They’re crazy easy, make a fabulous compliment to grilled steak, and taste amazing! Be sure to let them marinate the full time to get the best flavor out of them. I like to skewer them but you can do it any way you’d like.
Tip: Unless you’re buying shrimp that’s fresh and never frozen (which is rare), buy it frozen. It’s typically cheaper, plus you can control when and how it gets thawed. Just place your shrimp in a colander and rinse it under cold water until it’s thawed.
- 2 pounds large shrimp
- a bottle of good beer
- 1 T minced garlic, plus 2 cloves smashed
- a couple dashes of your favorite hot sauce
Put everything in a resealable plastic bag, making sure it’s mixed well and the shrimp is well coated. Marinate for at least two hours and up to four.
Place shrimp on skewers and discard marinade. Grill until done (this goes quickly!) and enjoy!