Saturday, August 24, 2013

Honey-Grilled Shrimp with Creamy Cole Slaw


Confession... I don't like shrimp (unless it's fried). Actually, any kind of shellfish for that matter, but I know many people do. However, this tasty marinade and honey butter used for basting changed my mind. Add a side of cool, homemade creamy cole slaw and you have yourself a magnificent meal!


- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbs dry white wine
- 1/2 Tbs dry Italian seasoning
- 16 oz. cooked, deveined, peeled medium shrimp
- 2 Tbs honey
- 1/4 cup melted butter

In a large bowl, mix together garlic powder, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, wine, and Italian seasoning. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Let marinate for 30 min. to one hour.

Preheat grill for high heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers. Discard marinade. In a small bowl, stir together honey and melted butter. Set aside for basting.

Lightly oil grill grate. Grill shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Baste occasionally with the honey-butter sauce while grilling. Remove from grill and enjoy! 

Creamy Cole Slaw


- 1 medium head green cabbage, finely shredded
- 1/2 cup carrots, finely shredded
- 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 2 Tbs light sour cream
- 1 Tbs sugar
- 2 Tbs white vinegar
- 1 Tbs dry mustard
- 1/2 tsp. celery seed
- salt and pepper for taste

Combine the shredded cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, vinegar, mustard, celery seed, salt and pepper in a medium bowl, and then add the cabbage mixture. Mix well to combine and taste for seasoning. Enjoy! 

"Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." 
- John Lennon

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