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Spicy Shrimp

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I love seafood.  The way to my heart is to shower me with seafood!  I’ll eat all of it.  It is in my genes.  My father is from Nova Scotia – the east side of Canada where they talk with funny accents:D  I’ve grown-up on seafood.  The joke in my family when someone was on a diet they were on the “see food” diet. 
I eat seafood on a regular basis.  In fact I recently ate jellyfish at a restaurant.  It looked like cutup onion and was slightly translucent but ohhhhh was it good.  I usually eat salmon (canned and smoked too), shrimp, mussels, clams and occasionally lobster.  When I improve my fishing technique I can add freshly caught fish to that list. 
Seafood + Spicy is an awesome combination!  The lemon in this recipe enhances the cayenne pepper and paprika so well.  The recipe requires a few ingredients, you mix it together, grill and voila you can have dinner or a side dish in a few minutes.  I used it as a side dish for steak.

Spicy Shrimp Recipe

1.    Preheat grill (broiler, George Foreman grill etc) for medium heat.
2.    In a large bowl, mix garlic, salt, cayenne pepper and paprika.
3.    Stir in olive oil and lemon juice.
4.    Toss shrimp into marinade.
5.    Marinate for about 3 minutes.
6.    Lightly oil grill grate.
7.    Cook shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque (Careful, shrimp cook fast!).
8.    Eat!

3 Responses to Spicy Shrimp

  1. Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes February 3 at 1:59 am #

    I'm mad for seafood as well and I am totally craving those gorgeous shrimp in the photo. They look wonderfully plump! Jellyfish, huh? I didn't know they could be eaten!

    I can't wait to try your recipe!

  2. Ditch The Wheat February 3 at 2:59 am #

    I didn't know you could eat jelly fish either. I ate clams in a tomato broth at a restaurant and that was amazing too. I want to figure out that recipe and share it.

  3. Ditch The Wheat February 3 at 3:04 am #

    Alaiyo, wikipedia explains it and shows a picture of the edible jellyfish.