Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Latin Kisses

We love these and make them frequently.

  • 16 large shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • ½  cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated (or 1/4 tsp ginger powder)
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves (loose)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon tumeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1 lime (1/2 medium or 1 large)
  • 1 – 2 jalapenos
  • 8 slices bacon, thick cut (slightly cooked)

Mix olive oil with spices and lime juice, puree in a food processor, and marinate shrimp in mixture for 3 to 4 hours, longer if desired. 
About 30 minutes prior to when you want to eat, slightly cook the bacon. I normally don't use the microwave, but for this recipe I arrange the bacon on a plate and put it in the microwave for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

Next slice the back of each shrimp, cut jalapenos in slices length-wise about 1/8th inch thick and place in back of shrimp, wrap 1/2 slice of bacon around shrimp and put on a skewer. 

 When all the shrimp has been skewered, grill until done basting with leftover marinade.

DH likes to dip them in creamy jalapeno dressing. I sometimes dip them in homemade mayonnaise, bacon fat, other animal fat, coconut oil, or nothing at all. Either way they are delicious.


Primal Ma said...

I like! Looks good.

Jen said...

Shrimp, Lime, Bacon, Cumin ....Oh, I'm making these! Thanks for the idea!

Ubermom said...

The name is great enough but with this ingredients list, oh my! I couldn't resist when I saw your teaser link at Monday Mania.