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Summer is almost here and I could not be more thrilled to kick off our Summer entertaining series by sharing some fun and simple recipe ideas that are perfect for dining in with your family or hosting friends in your backyard. Summer dining does not have to be a hassle or stressful. Nothing says hassle free like firing up the pit, hanging some outdoor lights, and slicing fresh veggies and fruits for a relaxing evening. I must admit, I am fan of dishes that are full of color and flavor. Speaking of flavor, I have partnered with Simply Lemonade® and KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce Mix and Dry Rub to share my tasty Grilled Lemon Shrimp Skewars recipe.
During the Summer, we try to keep our meals on the lighter side. My Husband loves to put on his “grill master apron and barbecue any chance he gets… and I do not complain. But let’s get real here. Summer has not officially kicked off until you get a whiff of charcoal smokingl on the grill. We tend to grill a lot of fresh veggies, chicken, and fish. Add your choice of veggies, and shrimp to wooden skewers which can be found at your local grocery store in the kitchen section. Skewers are a great way to not only display but cook your foods.
Chop up your choice of herbs. I love tossing in freshly picked herbs like cilantro and mint. It adds a punch of flavor and color! Perfect for veggies and poultry.
Lemon is one of my go to fruits when cooking any time of season. Simply slice the lemon in half and generously squeeze over your assembled skewers. Feel free to add a couple of pinches of salt and paper to taste.
Lighting brush virgin olive oil over the shrimp skewers.
Open a packet of KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce Mix & Dry Rub and generously apply to each skewer to prepare for grilling. I love the diversity of this product. You can use the ingredients to make a marinade or your own sauce by adding in your favorite juice or liquild, or as a dry rub as I did here.
Place skewars on an outdoor or indoor grill until Shrimp and veggies are grilled to your liking. Flip and grill the other side. I love to see grill marks…
Pairing Summer dishes with refreshing drinks such as freshly squeezed lemonade is always a good idea. Simply Lemonade® is a staple in our household and it’s a healthy alernative. There are no added preservatives colors or artificial flavors!
- 1 packet of KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce Mix & Dry Rub
- 2-3 Large Shrimp per Skewer
- 10 small sweet peppers
- 12 large mushrooms
- 2 sliced purple onions
- 1 cup of virgin olive oil
- 2- 4 Lemons
- Chopped Cilantro or Mint
- Cut fresh mint or cilantro leaves into slivers and set aside for later
- Sliced fresh peppers and onions into squares
- Assemble veggies and shrimp onto skewers
- Rub KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce Mix & Dry Rub packet onto veggies and shrimp
- Sprinkle half of the mint or cilantro leaves onto skewers
- Gently brush olive oil over skewers and grill to your liking
- Squeeze freshly squeezed lemon juice over the skewars
- Garnish your grilled skewers with left over herb leaves and serve.
I hope this was a simple recipe to follow and you are inspired to take the party outdoors! Follow along with us on Instagram for more entertaining inspiration and sign up for our newsletter for weekly blog and shop updates. Be sure to check out these Coca-Cola & KC Masterpiece products at Sam’s Club!