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
Combine.

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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Lodge 12″ dual handle cast-iron pan

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20 magnetic spice tins