Grilled and Spiced Lime Shrimp

March 16, 2015
by Curt

Grilled and Spiced Lime ShrimpShrimp is excellent on the grill, but you have to be careful not to overcook it. If you do, then it can be tough and kind of repulsive! It will take only about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Once it loses that translucent appearance, and becomes white, it’s done and ready to serve!

This is a simple recipe to give shrimp on the grill a try if you’ve never tried it before. Easy to prepare, and deliciously flavored! Just check out the picture above for an example of preparing your skewers. Nothing to it!

Grilled and Spiced Lime Shrimp


  • 1 lb. large raw shrimp (31 - 40 count)
  • 1 fresh lime
  • Spice Blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Remove the shells from the raw shrimp and place the shrimp in a bowl. (NOTE: No need to rinse the shrimp. You'll only be removing flavor!)
  2. Mix all of the spice blend ingredients together and sprinkle over the shrimp. Thoroughly coat the shrimp. Seal the bowl and place the spiced shrimp in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Remove the shrimp from the refrigerator and cut your lime into halves. Squeeze the lime halves over the shrimp and let sit for about 10 minutes.
  4. Put the shrimp on skewers and set aside.
  5. Prepare a medium hot grill. Place the skewers over the coals, turning as needed. As soon as the shrimp no longer look translucent, they're done. (About 5 minutes). Remove and serve!

Seafood---From-The-Grill-anHere is another installment in my new series called “A Collection of My Favorites”. I have so many awesome recipes on the site that don’t get the attention they deserve as they slide down the menu and out of site. Some are old favorites that consistently come up in search results, but all are drool worthy and need to be put up front again!

So go ahead and scroll through ‘em. You’re guaranteed to find something you’ll be calling drool worthy too.

Lemon & Spice Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Sweet Soy Salmon

Honey Lime Grilled Shrimp

Pecan Crusted Honey Grilled Shrimp

Smoked Maple Marinated Salmon

Apple Smoked Cinnamon Spice Shrimp

Plank Grilled Lemon Salmon

Texas Style Grilled Flounder

Grilled Maine Lobster Tail

Grilled Orange Juice Salmon

Smoked Marinated Lemon Pepper Channel Catfish


Spicy Baked Red Potatoes

February 25, 2015
by Curt

Spicy Baked Red PotatoesThis is a recipe my wife found on a friend’s Facebook page. She made a few changes to the spices, and this turned out very tasty! I especially like the fact that they had a bit of a crisp to it.

The great thing about this recipe is that you could easily change some of the ingredients yourself, for more of your own flavor profile preference.

Spicy Baked Red Potatoes


  • 10 small red potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • Olive oil
  • Cooking spray


  1. Boil the baby potatoes until fork tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 450° F. Drizzle olive oil on a baking sheet, then set the potatoes on the sheet. Using a potato masher, gently smash each potato down, then rotate the masher 90 degrees and mash the potatoes again.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil, or spray lightly with a cooking spray. Season generously with the spices. Top with a generous sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes.

Bacon and Shrimp

February 18, 2015
by Curt

Bacon and ShrimpI love bacon, and I love shrimp, so I thought I’d experiment a little. I was extremely pleased at how good this turned out.

Personally, I just eat the shrimp just the way it is, but you could also put it over a bed of buttered noodles, or fettuccine. Maybe even over a rice pilaf.

So check out the recipe and give it a try!

Bacon and Shrimp


  • 1 lb. large raw shrimp (approximately 35 shrimp)
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/8 cup diced onions
  • 2 cloves diced garlic


  1. Remove the shells from the shrimp and set aside. Cut the bacon slices into bite sized pieces.
  2. In a large skillet, fry the bacon on a medium low heat until it's mostly cooked. Add in the shrimp, onion and garlic. Continue frying, stirring frequently to cook the shrimp evenly.
  3. Shrimp cook very quickly, so this should only take about 3 minutes to thoroughly cook the shrimp. Once they lose the translucent appearance, and turn a solid white color, they're done!
  4. Remove from the skillet and serve!
  5. Easily serves 4.