I have been putting this recipe together in my head for a while now. It is time that it came to be something real- and as it turns out, it was pretty delicious and simple to make.
1 lb of shrimp raw, peeled and cleaned
6 tablespoons of lime juice (I used some from the bottle put you could use fresh as well)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
6 tablespoons of honey
Soak your skewers (if you are using wood in water- this avoids any splinters and catching on fire)
While the skewers soak all you do is whisk all your ingredients together in a bowl until it becomes a thick liquid.
Heat your grill to high (we had the shrimp with a big fresh salad so I chopped everything up as it heated- or now begin to skewer your shrimp)
I coated my shrimp with the sauce and a handy little brush. Then just before heading to the grill I seasoned the shrimp with a little more salt and pepper.
Shrimp cooks quickly, just about 2-3 minutes per side. I also reapplied some more sauce right at the beginning of the cooking process.
Make sure to not over cook or you will have some chewy shrimp on your hands. I especially loved the shrimp that caramelized a bit because of the honey. They were really delicious and they had a sweet tang to them.
*Reminder: you can not marinate fish in citrus for long because it will essentially begin to cook- think ‘ceviche’