Jen’s Grilled Garlicky Fajita Shrimp Over Tropical Salad

We love sweet heat, the combination of tropical fruit and chile peppers. If you’re not a big spicy fan, totally reduce or completely omit the jalapeno! If you don’t have a grill, no problem! Just use a big skillet over medium high for the same time! Hope you love it!

Jen’s Grilled Garlicky Fajita Shrimp Over Tropical Salad

1 ½ pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined (EZ peel comes already deveined – awesome!)
¼ cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic – pressed or minced
1 jalapeno – finely chopped
1 Tablespoon fajita powder (I use Penzey’s and it already contains salt. If yours is salt-free, you’ll want to add just a little sprinkle)
1 lime – zest and juice

Go fire up your grill. While the coals get ready, make the tropical salad.

Combine and toss:
2 big tomatoes – chopped
2 mangoes – peeled and chopped (Cook’s treat! After you get as much mango off the pit as you can with your knife, there’s always a little more on there. Best lollipop ever!)
1 sweet bell pepper – chopped
1 jalapeno – finely chopped
½ red onion – chopped
Cilantro – leaves only – chop
2 avocadoes – chop
1 lime – zest and juice
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

Thread the shrimp onto skewers. Grill til opaque, about two minutes on each side. Plate over that beautiful salad!

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I get asked about my spice wall all the time. The magnetic tins on the wall are great for any spices or salt-free blends. Salt corrodes the tins, so anything with salt is in a glass jar on the counter underneath. This is my favorite thing in the kitchen, but I don’t think it’s one size fits all. Spices stay fresh for about 6 months to a year, so you don’t want more tins than you’ll use up in that time. I bought the magnetic memo boards at Ikea and the tins at Bed Bath and Beyond and World Market, but I see that Amazon has both!

20 magnetic spice tins

12″ x 24″ magnetic base

My favorite knife. It’s a 7″ full tang Santoku. Full tang just means that the blade runs the full length of the knife. The blade and handle aren’t two separate components, so there’s no breaking point. I had a non-tang once and the handle and blade separated. It’s Wusthof, so I contacted the company and they asked me to send it to them and they sent a replacement. They are a great company! But, might as well get the best knife the first time if you can. I chose the Ikon handle design, which is wonderfully ergonomic. I have spent hours on a produce sculpture before and my hand was just as comfy at the end. It’s worth the pennies.

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Wusthof WU4176 Classic Ikon 7-Inch Santoku, Hollow Edge, Black