Sunday, November 4, 2012

Shrimp on the Barbie!



The combination of travelling to Australia and having a food component to our Blog made this Post mandatory. Every time we talk to anyone at home we hear some version of Paul Hogan’s “…Slip another shrimp on the Barbie” quote from a commercial before his Crocodile Dundee days.

Before NZ and Aus we imagined the people here grilling every meal every day. It turns out the Canadians grill as often as anyone here. The only appreciable difference is that people here grill in public parks surrounded by family and friends. At home it is more common to see some poor husband in the yard wearing snow pants trying to survive long enough to make dinner (usually on a grill big enough to feed the block).

I suppose I cheated because I cooked prawn instead of shrimp. I don’t know the difference between them and only asked for the biggest most alien looking thing that I could throw on the grill.


Ingredients:

-          ½ kilogram Large Prawns
-          ½ bottle Cholulahot sauce
-          4 cloves Garlic
-          1 or 2 lemons


Directions:

Marinade prawns in hot sauce and garlic. Line grill with lemon slices to keep meat from sticking. Grill until you are comfortable that you won’t poison yourself with raw meat. We ended up chopping up the meat and putting it in tacos.



It was good but there is too much work involved in ripping off the tails and heads so I think I’ll just get tails next time.

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