Yes, it is October. Yes, it is Fall. The end of summer doesn't mean the end of grilling for us. We grill all year round. We eat and grill quite a bit of seafood. So, for this week on The Kids Cook Monday is a very quick and healthy barbecue shrimp dinner. We served this with rice that was mixed with some sauteed corn, green pepper and green onions.
The Kids Cook Monday is part of a public initiative called the Monday Campaigns. The Kids Cook Monday program helps parents along with their kids cook and eat healthful meals week after week. Check out their website for more details and tools to help start your week off on a good foot.
Grilled Barbecue Shrimp
Recipe by Mom's Cooking Club
1 to 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp
1 - 2 teaspoons barbecue rub (prepared or your own blend)
barbecue sauce (use your favorite)
Place shrimp in single layer on baking sheet. Drizzle some canola oil over shrimp. Sprinkle 1 - 2 teaspoons of barbecue rub over shrimp. Toss well to coat. Place shrimp on grill over low to medium heat. Grill about 3- 4 minutes, turn over and brush with barbecue sauce. Turn again after about 3 minutes and continue brushing with barbecue sauce. Continue to grill until cooked. Pull off shrimp that is cooked through and place on platter. Move shrimp to hotter parts of grill to finish cooking completely. Shrimp cook fairly fast so keep a close eye on them.
Mariah helped me prepare and grill the shrimp. Even though she doesn't like shrimp, she was willing and very able to help. Mariah seasoned the shrimp with a prepared barbecue rub.
My husband, Mike, does all the grilling but he gave it up this time to teach Mariah some of his grilling tricks.
Mariah showing off her grilled barbecue shrimp. It was delicious!
Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: Take it outdoors and have your kids help while grilling food. They can learn about grilling techniques and you can teach them a different method of cooking. Plus, it's fun to be outdoors and enjoying the fall weather together.