Marinated Shrimp Skewers

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My usual dinner menu includes 3 entree items, why? OCD maybe? The way my mom did it?  Who knows, but my plate seems incomplete if there aren't 3 items on it.  So to take that a step further, a theory behind planning these 3 items is that I am willing to put effort into one of the items being served.  Again, not sure why, but that just seems a reasonable amount of effort.   

When I was working on the recipe for Zucchini Noodles with Almond Butter Sauce I needed a simple compliment to that so I could focus on the preparation for the zucchini noodles.  Shrimp happen to be on sale that week so there ya go, off to marinade some shrimp for an easy addition to that meal.  It was easy, almost embarrassing to share this as a recipe, but it is more of a reminder as to how something so very simple can be such a good addition to your plated meal.  

The marinade consisted of -

1/2 cup avocado oil
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice, about 2 limes
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper

Easy enough?  Too easy for the good flavor it gives you!  Place the marinade ingredients in a ziploc bag.  I purchased 1 pound of medium sized shrimp and it was perfect for 2-3 people and a few leftovers.  Marinade for at least an hour, or as long as you like.  


When ready to cook, place on skewers and barbecue for about 5 minutes each side.  


And there's your 3 items - marinated shrimp, zucchini noodles with almond butter sauce, and a tossed green salad.  And the wine?  Well, that's just a given.  Enjoy!!