Today is Canada Day… a day to celebrate this great nation I live in, and a day to be thankful to all of the men and women who serve in the forces. These are the people that allow me to continue to feel safe & secure at home while I make meals for my family, send my kids off to daycare or school, and watch Clint leave for work knowing he will be coming home for dinner that evening. For this security and for all of your sacrifices (and those of your loved ones) I say thank you.
With that said, Canada Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all of the things we are grateful for and enjoy some time with family & friends. This Honey-Lime Grilled Shrimp is definitely what’s called for if you’re looking for a good BBQ dish, and it’s an easy prep and clean up especially for this occasion. You can pair it with Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus (grilled on the BBQ), Summertime Potato Salad, and finish the meal off with Sweet & Juicy Grilled Pineapple. That means 80% of your meal is done on the grill…. Less heat in your house, and more time hanging out with those you want to Celebrate with!
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 2-3 limes quartered.
- Mix the honey, lime juice, olive oil, garlic and cilantro in a bowl.
- Add the shrimp making sure to coat them evenly.
- On each skewer add a piece of shrimp and a lime wedge. Continue using that pattern until everything is used up.
- Get your barbeque to medium-high heat. Oil the grill to make sure the shrimp don’t stick. BBQ until shrimp are bright pink. Add a little more cilantro before serving.
- You’re done! Enjoy!
Quick Tip: I use metal skewers and love them. I picked them up at the grocery store for a good price, and I love that they are always reusable. If you don’t have metal ones, make sure to soak your wooden skewers in water for at least an hour so they won’t burn on the grill.
It’s that simple to make this dish, and enjoy it with your family. As for Canada Day plans? Clint and I took the kids to the movies, and out for lunch. It was a great day to spend together, and celebrate Canada’s Birthday! Do you have any special Canada Day Plans? What about any special holiday traditions? I would love to hear what you are planning on doing or any traditions you have to help celebrate Canada!
Thank you once again for stopping in and I look forward to hearing from you! I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing and safe holiday!