Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cayman Citrus Grilled Shrimp and Coconut Rice

I found a new line of spice mixes that I really like. They are by Urban Accents, a Chicago based company that began in 1996. Their line is all natural and they have spice blends, dry rubs, and drink mixes. You can find Urban Accents at Target, Mariano's, Sur La Table and other places. Their line of seasonings are influeced by flavors around the world such as Asian, Mexican, Latin, and Southwestern. Tonight I made grilled shrimp with their Cayman Citrus Heat Dry Glaze. It is a very spicy mix, so you need to be careful when using it, but we like it spicy. Simple to use, rub the meat or seafood with oil, place seasoning in a bad or large bowl and toss to coat. Let marinate for about 30 minutes. I made some coconut rice to go along with the shrimp. I thought it would be a nice complement to the spiciness of the shrimp. The coconut flavor is not strong. The rice has a creamy texture, and slightly sticky. Steamed sugar snap peas would be a nice addition to round out the meal, or maybe an asian slaw. This is a menu that I would definately serve to guests. For more information on Urban Accents go to their website: http://www.urbanaccents.com/

Cayman Citrus Grilled Shrimp

Urban Accents Cayman Citrus Heat dry glaze rub
Olive oil
Raw shrimp

Lightly coat shrimp with olive oil. Either put shrimp in a bag, or a bowl, and mix together with the seasoning. A little goes a long way with this seasoning. Marinate for 30 minutes. Skewer shrimp. Grill for a 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until opaque.

Coconut Rice

1 cup of instant rice
1 cup or coconut milk (light or regular, I used light)
1/4 cup of water
Pinch of salt

Combine ingredients in a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook rice for 20 to 25 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender and fluffy.

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