I have a new boyfriend.
I love him deeply.
He's sleek, and handsome, and powerful. And he gets really hot.
He inspires me, excites me and brings out the best in me.
And Jimmy is all for it.
The more time I spend with my boyfriend, the happier Jimmy is. And...
Jimmy likes to watch.
Here he is...
Isn't he handsome?
On sale at Target.
Grilled Shrimp Scampi Style
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp. sesame oil
2 limes, juiced
2 tsp. honey
2 inch piece fresh ginger, grated
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup canola oil
1 stick butter, softened
1 1/4 lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, honey, ginger, garlic and canola oil in a bowl, and add it to a food processor. Add the softened butter and pulse until combined.
Brush the mixture onto the shrimp. Place on preheated grill and cook in a single layer for 1 to 2 minutes per side.
Heat rest of sauce and serve alongside.
Ribs. Oh yeah.
First, rubbed with the magic formula. Grub Rub.
Which, by the way, I'm almost out of and I can't buy out here in Los Angeles. Anybody in Texas feel like sending me some? I'd be forever grateful!
Anyway, Grub Rub + grill = Seared in yumminess.
Then, I put the ribs in a pan, smother them with the precious fluid, cover them with foil, and keep them in the grill until they melt in your mouth.
What is the precious fluid?
Mr. Sneed's Barbecue Sauce
(Mr. Sneed was my best friend Kaysie's sweet daddy, God rest his soul. In addition to being a brilliant lawyer, this man knew a thing or two about barbecue! Mr. Sneed, by the way, only gave me this recipe after my parents had both passed away, and I think he was feeling sorry for me, and a certain amount of paternal responsibility)
1 bottle ketchup
1 cup molasses
1 stick butter, melted
Worcestershire sauce to taste
lemon juice to taste
Tabasco to taste
onion powder to taste
garlic powder to taste
salt to taste
Mix all ingredients. As you can see, there's a considerable amount of tasting involved in this recipe. Have at it.
(Kaysie's brother, Jerry, always throws in a healthy handful of chopped fresh jalepenos, but I'm cooking for my Yankee husband, so I leave them out.)
I feel certain that my boyfriend and I will have a long and productive relationship.
Aren't you jealous?