Chipotle Marinated Grilled Shrimp

We’d opened some chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and I needed yet another recipe to try them in.  We loved the way these tasted.  I was a bit rushed to cook them so next time I will allow more time for the marinade to set in.  It was a perfect balance of sweet and spice.; I will definitely be making these again!

Chipotle Shrimp Marinade

  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pepper from the chipotle in adobo sauce ~ diced
  • 1/8 cup of the adobo sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic ~ minced
  • juice from one lime
  • 1 Tbs water
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Combine ingredients in small sauce pan.  Bring to simmer allowing sugar to dissolve and flavors to combine.  Allow to cool and toss with 1 pound raw shrimp; refrigerate for at least an hour.  Skewer shrimp if grilling; pour off excess marinade and reheat for basting if desired.

Grill shrimp or sauté over medium high heat.

Enjoy ~ Kimberely

Jalapeño Poppers ~ Broiled or Grilled!

I’m taking the easy way out today and posting one of my favorite appetizers. I can’t get enough of these. They are so simple and delicious.  Sometimes too spicy even for me but I eat them anyway; love the burn!

Take jalapenos (how ever many you are in the mood for) cut them in half, scoop out the seeds, spread cream cheese inside and sprinkle with paprika.  Broil for about 5 minutes 4-6 inches from broiler or grill till outsides are browned and bubbly.  The heat depends on the spiciness of your peppers. In the summer when our garden is growing we sometimes use red hot cherry bombs or serrano peppers.  Use your favorite mild or hot.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly