While we are once again doing the Bon Appetit Food Lovers Cleanse, I’ve reserved some posts to keep you busy. These could probably even be considered cleanse-worthy, so enjoy some healthy food in the new year! If you can brave the weather, get outside and grill some shrimp. If not, these would be almost as good inside on a grill pan. The herbed rice is a perfect side for anything, just combine brown rice with a bunch of chopped green herbs!
Grilled Shrimp with Herbed Rice
2 cups brown rice, cooked according to instructions in salted water or chicken stock
1 pound cleaned shrimp (medium size works best)
Juice and zest of 2 limes
1 tablespoon mirin
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon grated ginger
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1.5 tablespoons chopped mint
1 tablespoons chopped sage
1 minced scallion
Combine the lime, mirin, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger, and olive oil together. Marinade the shrimp for 30-60 minutes. Meanwhile, soak skewers in water so that they don’t burn on the grill. Skewer the shrimp and grill for 3 minutes on each side, or until just cooked through.
Combine the cooked rice with the herbs and 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil. Serve with the shrimp.