Using My Resources

Remember all of those ideas I gave in the Chipotle Mac and Cheese post for the leftover chipotles? I don’t blame you if you don’t.

But I successfully used up a whole can of chipotles in adobo sauce. I made the mac and cheese twice, chipotle butter for corn and a mojo marinade (that’s Cuban to you internationally-challenged) for chicken and shrimp.

The mojo marinade comes from cooking cutie Tyler Florence. I used to make it in college a lot for chicken, but I decided to try it out on some shrimp on the BBQ since meat and I are frenemies right now. It is absolutely fantastic on shrimp. I highly recommend this recipe for the last days of summer, when the grill is still inviting.

*Note: Remember not to marinade the shrimp for over 2 hours or so. There’s a lot of citrus in the marinade which will cook the shrimp (think ceviche) before it gets a chance to hit the grill. Same goes for other proteins, like beef and chicken. Too long in a marinade like this will make the meat mealy.

Mojo Marinade

  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 4 Tbsp. EVOO
  • 3 chipotles in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 pound of shrimp that’s been deveined and peeled. Leave the tails on

The How-To

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the marinade over a pound of shrimp that’s been deveined and peeled (tails on!) and marinade for about 2 hours.
  3. Grill the shrimp on skewers over medium heat for about 2 minutes, or until pink and cooked through (Shrimp don’t need long at all on the grill!)
Marinated, Skewered and Ready to Grill

Bon Appetit!
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