Monday, October 18, 2010

Grilled Barbecue Shrimp with The Kids Cook Monday!

Barbeque Shrimp

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)
canola oil


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! 

Grilled Barbeque Shrimp


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. 


Jenny said...

I just love your blog Jamie! You and your kids look like you have so much fun cooking together and how yummy does this shrimp look?! Wow!

Aggie said...

you know we grill all year round too! its almost better in the fall/winter when it's finally cooler out! Mariah is so cute helping you, love it. Those shrimp look so easy to prepare...I think I may cook them exactly like that this week. They would go great over a salad!!

bellini valli said...

Here in CVanada we are known to grill all year round even as the temperature drops and the snow falls.

Lisa said...

Love all your Kids cook Monday posts. The shrimp look so yummy!

Jazzie Casas said...

Wow your making me hungry! I'm a single moms of 2 and I find your site very interesting. I hope I have much time each day to drop by and check your site for recent post.

Lisa said...

I'm so impressed that your kids are learning how to grill. Even I have yet to learn that one. By the looks of it, your daughter's got it down pat because that shrimp looks delicious.

Bridgett said...

The shrimp look awesome and have me craving a few. I love that you get your girls cooking as well.

Roxanna said...

You and I both, Jamie! As long as I have the right barbecue tools, I will keep on grilling. That's what my family loves to have every weekend, especially my famous chicken and veggie skewers. This winter was no exception. I fought the cold hard with my barbeque tools, and I won! The result: we had the most sumptuous Christmas dinner ever. I'm gonna try your barbecue shrimps next week!

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