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Grilled Shrimp with Cantaloupe-Lime Salsa Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

FOR THE CANTALOUPE LIME SALSA:

  • 1/2 small cantaloupe, diced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced (or sweet onion)
  • 1 teaspoons jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (to taste)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • handful fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces

FOR THE GRILLED SHRIMP:

  • 1 pound shrimp, shelled (though you can leave the tail on if you wish)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

FOR THE CANTALOUPE LIME SALSA:

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and toss to combine well. Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed.

FOR THE GRILLED SHRIMP:

  • Pat the shrimp very dry. Toss the shrimp with the olive oil and then season with salt and pepper.
  • There are several ways you can prepare the shrimp:

BBQ grill:

  • Skewer and grill over high heat, 2-3 minutes per side.

Broil:

  • Lay on baking sheet, broil for 3-4 minutes per side on high, with rack set 6-8 inches under heat.

Grill pan on stove:

  • Heat a grill pan on high heat, grill shrimp 2-3 minutes per side

Stir fry:

  • Heat wok over high heat, swirl in a bit of cooking oil. When hot, add shrimp and spread out so that they are not overlapping (Give each shrimp some personal space!) Cook 2 minutes. Give it a good toss and spread out again. Cook the other side another 2 minutes.
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