Before I get to the recipe today, I really want to share one of the most amazing animal videos I have ever seen. Now I can't figure out how to embed this video, so I apologize that you have to click on this link to see it - but, trust me, it's so worth it. Take some time..when you are done here of course... and check this out. I believe that you too will be utterly amazed!
Now...let's talk about food...
Do you know what I like about grilled shrimp? I mean besides it being so simple and delicious...??? It's all because of how versatile it is. Think about it. Toss some shrimp in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill. Now, put shrimp in a bowl and add some grilled veggies, toss with sauce... Wait, what kind of sauce you ask? Honestly, any kind of sauce would work and THAT is what I love. You can create so many different flavors and so many different combinations.. the possibilities are endless!! Throw it over some rice and you have the ultimate grilled "stir-fry".... at least, that's what I did here :)
Grilled Honey Chipotle Lime Shrimp
Adapted from Guy Fieri
1/4 cup barbecue sauce (homemade or store bought is fine)
2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon chipotle puree (to make puree, put entire can of chipotle in adobo sauce in a food processor and pulse until smooth)
36 extra large shrimp (31/40 count), peeled and deveined
1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into chunks
wooden or metal skewers (soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes)
Mix together the barbecue sauce, honey, lime juice, vegetable oil, and chipotle puree. Place shrimp in shallow dish and pour 2 tablespoons of the sauce over them. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat grill to 350 degrees. Oil the grill grates. Thread the shrimp and peppers on the skewers and place directly over the fire. Grill the peppers until they start to soften, about 5-10 minutes. Grill the shrimp 3-5 minutes per side or until they are cooked through and have turned pink. Carefully remove from grill and even more carefully, remove shrimp and peppers from their skewers. You can pour the sauce over the shrimp and peppers now, or allow each person to spoon on their own amount of sauce. Serve over rice and Enjoy!
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