Omg, it is sooooooo beautiful outside!!! I wish the grass needed cut so I could just be doing something out out there. I already laid out for awhile (not too long...I leaned my lesson the last time).
Anyway, this recipe was the first 'Paleo' recipe I ever tried. Looks pretty normal, eh? Yeeeahh, that's cause it is. This was so, so good, and it's something that I would have passed right over a month ago.
When I decided to start eating this way I did a board search of Paleo Recipes on Pinterest...got a MILLION ideas. This was one of the first I noticed. I was never worried about dinner recipes. All Paleo is is eating super healthy, which is simple to do with meats fruits and veggies. Breakfast and lunch though? That was a concern of mine.
I wanted recipes that were easy and weren't gonna keep me in the kitchen all day. I cook dinner every night, which I like doing, but I'm not making some elaborate breakfast and lunch as well.
This was simple. You can even buy already cooked and peeled shrimp if you want! (That's what I did. I just stuck them on a skewer and set them in the panini press for about 45 seconds to get that 'grilled' look for the pictures).
If you want to use the actual grill, go for it. Or you CAN cook raw shrimp on a panini maker. Takes about 2 minutes. I do this when Heath is gone since there's no way in hell I'm firing up a charcoal grill. Oh, and the leftovers of this are just as good. I heated them in the microwave for a bit just to take the refrigerator 'chill' off, but I loved it.
Ok guys, enjoy the rest of your week and have a great weekend! See ya Tuesday!
'Avocado Mango Salad with Grilled Shrimp'
Source: Adapted from What 2 Cook
2 lbs large shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 avocados, pitted, peeled & cubed
1 mango, peeled and diced
Lime wedges, for serving
1 mango, peeled and finely diced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
1 jalapeno, seeded & diced (optional)
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup canola oil
1. Preheat gas grill to high. (Or you can grill shrimp indoors on a panini maker...takes about 90 seconds).
2. Prepare the dressing: Combine all dressing ingredients (except oil) in a blender and blend until smooth. While blender is running, remove lid and pour in oil in a steady stream. Continue blending for several seconds, then remove and set aside.
3. Prepare the shrimp: Rinse shrimp and pat dry with a paper towel. Add about 1/3 cup of dressing and toss to coat. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
4. String shrimp onto wooden or metal skewers for grilling. Grill over high heat for about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from grill, let cool, them remove from skewers (Or place shrimp skewers on a heated panini. Close the lid and grill for 90 seconds. Remove from panini maker).
5. In a large bowl, combine the salad mango, avocado and grilled shrimp. Add dressing to taste; toss lightly and serve.
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