Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Quick and Easy Grilling Recipes! By Raine English

I love May. The leaves are on the trees; the flowers are in bloom; and it’s warm enough to grill outside.

Here are two of my favorite quick and easy grilling recipes:

Soy-Sesame Grilled Shrimp

1 ½ pounds large shrimp, shelled and deveined (24 to 28)
½ cup minced onion
½ cup soy sauce
2 tbsp. light brown sugar
2 tbsp. sesame seed
2 tbsp. salad oil
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. ginger

About 5 minutes before grilling:
In a large bowl, combine all marinade ingredients. Add shrimp: toss gently to coat. Skewer shrimp and grill about 10 minutes or until shrimp are pink, turning once.

Grilled Rosemary Zucchini

6 medium zucchini, cut in ½-inch slices
½ cup chopped onion
1 tsp. rosemary
1 tsp. salt
½ cup butter or margarine

About 1 hour before serving:
On a large sheet of heavy duty foil, mix zucchini with onion, rosemary, and salt. Dot mixture with butter or margarine; fold sheet of foil over and seal ends. Grill over medium coals 25 minutes or until zucchini is tender-crisp.

What are some of your favorite quick and easy grilling recipes?


USA Today bestselling author Raine English writes sweet small-town contemporary romance, along with steamier paranormal and Gothic romantic suspense. She’s a Daphne du Maurier Award winner and a Golden Heart finalist. Too Good to Believe, book three in her sweet series, Love Always, is available now. It features three childhood friends who encounter a lot more than anticipated while searching for love. To receive information on all her new releases, you can sign up for her newsletter, visit her website, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

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  1. Love these recipes! Thanks for the great post! I love the cover on this book, Too Good to Believe.

  2. Thanks, Sally! I hope you have fun grilling!!

  3. Both recipes look delicious, Raine.

  4. Sesame seeds with shrimp sounds delicious. I love sesame seeds. I'll have to try that.