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Cilantro Grilled Shrimp with Balsamic Vegetables

Ingredients

*For the shrimp marinade:*

  • 1 - 2 bags of frozen raw shrimp. The bigger the size the better.
  • 1/3 C cilantro
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/3 c lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 c olive oil

*For the vegetable marinade:*

  • 2 small zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 purple onion
  • 1 pkg sliced mushrooms
  • 1 bell pepper any color
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/3 c chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 c balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • 2 Tbls lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

For the shrimp:

  1. thaw the shrimp in a colander by running cold water
  2. prep the shrimp removing tails & other shells
  3. combine shrimp in a bowl with marinade and refrigerate for 1/2 hour

For the balsamic vegetables:

  1. Coarsely chop all vegetables into large slices place in large bowl
  2. In a separate bowl make the marinade with garlic, salt, pepper, vinegar and olive oil. Mix to combine.
  3. Pour marinade into bowl with vegetables. Turn vegetables to coat.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. In a grill basket, grill the vegetables on medium heat on a gas or, charcoal grill (about 20 - 30 minutes). When vegetables are done transfer to a bowl and cover.
  6. Grill the shrimp until done (about 10 - 15 minutes).
  7. Serve immediately.