Aji Marinaded Grilled Shrimp with Smokey Mesquite Honey-Moscatel Sherry Vinaigrette Salad

This is a very simple summer salad.  Slightly sweet, slightly spicy grilled shrimp atop crisp Romaine greens. The salad is finely chopped and tossed about in a 
Smokey Mesquite Honey – Moscatel Sherry Vinaigrette.  
Serve as an appetizer or for an entree with your favorite chilled white wine!

Marinade for Shrimp

approximately 1 dozen medium size shrimp, cleaned – tail on

1 large garlic clove chopped

1 tsp Matiz Smoked Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Aji Panca dried (heat level 2)
1/4 tsp Aji Amarillo dried (heat level 6)

Mix the ingredients.  Add the peeled and cleaned shrimp.
Add all of the ingredients to a self sealing bag or container with a lid.
Place into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before grilling.

Place some olive oil on your grill pan for indoor cooking. Brush the oil all over to make sure the shrimp does not stick.  Cook the shrimp on medium-high heat, approximate 2-3 minutes on each side.  You can also grill the shrimp on an outdoor grill.

Look for the shrimp to turn completely white and pink. Remove from heat and let cool slightly before placing on top of your salad.

Smokey Mesquite Honey – Moscatel Sherry Vinaigrette 

1 Tbs Zócalo Gourmet Organic Mesquite Honey
1 Tbs Arvum Moscatel Sherry Vinegar
3 Tbs Spanish Olive Oil
2 pinches Matiz Smoked Sea Salt
4 cups Romaine lettuce, finely chopped

Add honey, vinegar, olive oil and sea salt to a bowl.  Use a whisk to mix ingredients.  Add the finely chopped Romaine lettuce and toss the dressing and the salad to make sure it is well coated.  Add to a plate and top with Aji Marinated and Grilled Shrimp.



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