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Grilled Spicy Mustard Shrimp.
It’s an easy and flavorful grilled meal…perfect for busy summer evenings! #FrenchsCrowd #FrenchsMustard
Our house is booby trapped. No, I don’t have trip wires running across the front porch. No, I don’t have buckets of water strategically placed over the backdoor. I’ve got something far better. I’ve got kids’ toys.
Robbie has been mobile for some time now, and his favorite thing to do is scatter toys across every walk-able square foot. Seriously. I pick him up from day care in the afternoons, and the first thing he does when we walk in the door is get his balls from his toy basket and throw them across the kitchen. In turn, Laura and I go around every evening cleaning up all of his toys. He has blocks scattered from the living room to the kitchen and back again. His toy piano is often sitting right in the middle of the room. And any number of balls and other toys can be found in between. We diligently clean it all up each night. And he diligently spreads it all over the house again the next day.
At some point, we just stopped cleaning it all up. I mean we do kinda push his toys into one
corner half of the room, but we just gave up on trying to keep the house neat and clean. I guess that’s what happens when you have a kid, right? I’m ok with it. Really I am! Well, that is until last night when I got up from the couch to let the dogs out. In the process, I managed to step on not one, but two of Robbie’s toys. Both starting playing songs. I just stood there looking at them, and we did the only thing we could do. We laughed hysterically.
Last week, Max (one of our dogs) walked by and sniffed Robbie’s play table. Sure enough, it started playing a song. Once again, we just laughed. But these toys are not all fun and games. You see, we have a little stuffed star that plays Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. I’m not sure where it came from, but it’s cute. However, it’s not cute at 2:16am. I’m convinced that star is possessed. Last week, it just started playing randomly in the middle of the night. (Lucky for us, the star was laying next to our bed at the time.) I think Laura muttered something to the effect of, “Gimme the scissors. I’m gonna take care of that star.” So far, the star is still in tact, but I suspect it may not stay that way very long. It randomly goes off at least once a day.
In between the daily chores and deftly avoiding Robbie’s toys, we also have to find time to make dinner. Summer tends to have more activities, and we spend more time outside. But that means dinner time often sneaks up on us, and we have no idea what to make. I know you guys can identify with this! These Grilled Spicy Mustard Shrimp are one of our go-to’s when we don’t have any leftovers hanging out in the fridge.
One of my good buddies taught me this Grilled Spicy Mustard Shrimp recipe years ago when I lived down in Baton Rouge. I was comfortable enough grilling burgers and hot dogs, but I was still afraid to tackle things like grilled shrimp. This recipe couldn’t be any easier if it tried! The shrimp marinate in a quick Italian dressing + spicy mustard mixture for about 20 minutes or so. That’s just enough to get the grill up and ready. These shrimp have a ton of flavor thanks to the marinade, and shrimp cook super quickly. So together that means delicious grilled food fast!
I always use French’s Spicy Brown Mustard when making these Grilled Spicy Mustard Shrimp. The bold flavor of this mustard is perfect for marinades! Truthfully, I always keep a bottle of French’s Spicy Brown Mustard in the fridge as it’s one of my favorite condiments for sandwiches. A little sliced Cajun deli turkey + spicy mustard on a toasted English muffin. That’s my idea of a quick and easy lunch! And we often have Italian dressing hanging out in the fridge or pantry, too…so there ya have it. A quick and easy shrimp marinade! (I bet this marinade would be good on grilled chicken, too…I’ll have to try that out sometime.)
French’s is known for it’s Classic Yellow mustard, but we often keep their bold Spicy Brown mustard and creamy Dijon mustard around, too. Each one is delicious, but each one is different. For burgers, I prefer Dijon. For hot dogs, I prefer Classic Yellow. And then the Spicy Brown is my secret ingredient for quick marinades and salad dressings. If you come to our house for a summer party, you’ll likely find 3 different mustard options. Because that’s how we roll around here.
I hope your summer is going well so far! Pull the grill out one night this week and enjoy these Grilled Spicy Mustard Shrimp for dinner!
Grilled Spicy Mustard Shrimp
- wooden skewers
- ¼ cup Italian dressing
- ¼ cup spicy brown mustard
- 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- ½ Tbsp dried oregano
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 16-oz. bag mini peppers
- cooked rice for serving
- Soak skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before using.
- Using a small bowl, whisk all ingredients except for shrimp and peppers together until well combined.
- Place shrimp and peppers in a large bowl. Add marinade and toss until well coated; set aside to marinate for 15-20 minutes.
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- Thread shrimp and peppers onto separate skewers. Place skewers with peppers on grill and cook for 4-5 minutes.
- Rotate pepper skewers and add shrimp skewers to grill. Let shrimp grill 2-3 minutes per side, or until pink in color and fully cooked.
- Remove shrimp and peppers from the grill and serve over rice.