ME-NUDE-OH! SHRIMP

You say Menudo, I say Backstreet Boys, Serve them up at 98 Degrees

You say Menudo, I say Backstreet Boys, Serve them up at 98 Degrees

What’s the first thing you think of when I say MENUDO?  You probably are thinking about a crappy Latin boy band from the 80’s.  This is truly unfortunate.  You are letting outdated pop culture byproducts cloud your judgment.  Let me educate you unfortunate souls on menudo mix.  This simple Mexican blend of herbs and spices (oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, onion powder, cumin, and onion powder) can take some dishes from bueno to AY CARUMBA! Like Ricky Martin’s career, this is certainly the case with this dish.  Shrimp have the glorious ability to absorb almost any flavor into its awesome texture.  Keep them in their shells and you will have flavor to spare.  You just have to bring the same amount of flare into the bedroom as Menudo brought on stage for the millions of 80’s teenage girls in their neon leggings and jelly shoes.  I have faith in you.  So next time you think about Menudo, eat without prejudice.

shrimp-menudo-prepTotal time: approximately 10 minutes (not including heating up grill)
Projected cost: $12
Drinking Buddy: Beer or tequila

Ingredients:
1. 1 teaspoon of salt
2. 2 tablespoons of olive oil
3. 1 pound of large SHRIMP in shells
4. 1 handful of menudo mix
5. ½ a lemon worth of juice

Step 1
Cut a slice into the top of each shrimp to butterfly and de-vein if necessary, but leave shell in tact. Throw the shrimp in a bowl with the menudo mix, olive oil and salt.  Mix it all together.
shrimp-menudo-split-flavor
Step 2
Fire up the grill.  When it is good and hot, lay out the shrimp evenly.  Grill on each side so the shells brown and the meat pinkens (approx 3 minutes).  Flip once then remove from the fire.  Squeeze the lemon over the shrimp.  Eat them right out of the shells like your cavemen ancestors once did.  Ughh!
shrimp-menudo-grill

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8 Responses to ME-NUDE-OH! SHRIMP

  1. you KNOW that boy bands are the way to any ladies heart. That is our secret. We ALL love them.

  2. Tyro26 says:

    I just stumbled across your website. I must say it is pretty original and very interresting. Very nice and exotic recipes you have there. I’ll come back for sure! Amazing work!

  3. I just stumbled across your website. I must say it is pretty original and very interresting. Very nice and exotic recipes you have there. I’ll come back for sure! Amazing work!

  4. Pete says:

    How are menudo mix ingredients proportioned?

  5. maria says:

    That menudo mixture is new to me, I will try it.
    I know the one for marinating meat, chimichurri,
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimichurri

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