Summer. It’s the time of year for light dinners that don’t heat up the kitchen.
When using the oven is out, you’re tired of barbecue, and you need something relatively quick and easy, what do you do?
Ok, that question might be too easy, so let’s raise the stakes a little.
Chopped – Walmart Moms Style
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What if you have to make a summer dinner that doesn’t heat up the oven, and you need to use at least one of the following ingredients (bonus if you use more than one):
- Pasta Gourmet Ocean Adventure Pasta
- Marukan Rice Vinegar
- Nando’s Peri Peri Sauce
- Hidden Valley Ranch Greek Yogurt Dressing Mix
- Ristorante Italiano Garlic Parmesan Dressing
- Kikkoman Orange Sauce
That is exactly what I was challenged to do this month. I was sent a box full of these new to Walmart ingredients to experiment with.
I think I came up with something great.
Peri Peri Lime Shrimp
Nothing says summer to me like seafood, and this week I was in the mood for shrimp.
Why shrimp? Besides the fact that it is delicious, of course…
It hardly takes any time to prepare shrimp, so you can have this meal on the table in a jiffy.
So now the big question: Which of my “Walmart Chopped” ingredients did I choose to pair with my shrimp?
Wait for it…
Wait for it…
Nandos Peri Peri Sauce and Marukan Seasoned Gourmet Rice Vinegar.
I made a marinade of the Peri Peri Sauce, the vinegar, lime juice, garlic, and olive oil.
The Peri Peri Sauce provided just the right amount of heat for the shrimp — enough that my heat-loving husband liked it, but not so much that my heat hating kids hated it. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Peri Peri Sauce, it’s a chili based sauce, and Nando’s brand provides just a medium amount of heat – perfect for a family with young kids.
The rice vinegar gave the shrimp an additional layer of flavor.
After cooking my marinated shrimp, I tossed it with some fresh cilantro, which provided both the final element of taste and a little bit of bright green to make the dish look pretty.
Ready for the recipe? Enjoy!
Peri Peri Lime Shrimp Recipe
- Juice of 2 limes
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 TBSP Marukan Rice vinegar
- 3 tsp Nandos Peri Peri sauce
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 2 lbs medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- ½ cup cilantro, roughly chopped
- lime wedges for serving
- cooked rice for serving
- In a small bowl, mix together lime juice, garlic, vinegar, Peri Peri sauce, and olive oil.
- Pour over shrimp and stir to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes to no more than 24 hours.
- Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Working in manageable batches, cook shrimp 2-3 minutes on each side until pink. Remove shrimp to serving dish and season with salt. Toss gently with chopped cilantro.
- Serve over rice with lim wedges on the side.