Sunday, May 23, 2010

Chile Molido Grilled Shrimp

1-2 tbsp New Mexico Chile Molido*
30-40 shrimp*
7 cloves minced garlic
4 tbsp olive oil
kosher salt
skewers for grill
If you are using wooden skewers 
soak in water at least 20 minutes prior to grilling.

Blot dry the shrimp with a paper towel and place in a gallon size Ziplock bag. Add garlic, New Mexico Chile Molido and olive oil. Close bag and remove air. Massage gently until all shrimp are coated (be careful shrimp tails can poke your hands.) Let marinade at least 45min and up to an 1hour and a half.

Using two skewers (see photo for how to), skewer 5 shrimp and repeat till all are skewered. Right before the shrimp go on the grill spinkle with salt. Grill for about 2-3 minutes each side (the time depends on your grill or the heat of the coals.)

Serve immediately.
These are amazing by themselves or in tacos.

*The brand I use is Julias spices.
*Since I am in landlocked Utah I have a hard time finding really good fresh shrimp. So when I can't find good fresh, I use the Kirkland brand frozen raw. If you are using frozen raw make sure to properly thaw them overnight in the fridge, force thawing them will make them though.

When grilling I highly recommend using charcoal (non-matchlight) with a charcoal chimney. The charcoal chimney allows you to get the coals piping hot with out any lighter fluid or gas. Lighter fluid and gas tend to lend their flavor to food, and I am not a fan.

Recipe courtesy Meikel Reece
Photo courtesy Meikel Reece

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