Grilled Shrimp Skewers
When I think of summer, I think of lounging by the pool with great friends, even better drinks, and my man working the grill. But sometimes it is difficult to eat a full meal with so much commotion, which is why I love skewers! Skewers are perfect options for pool parties, wedding cocktail hours, or even at wedding receptions that err on the side of casual. If you are unsure about flavors, some of my personal favorites include: Pineapple Teriyaki for sweet, Bourbon Barbecue for savory, or Tequila Lime for zesty. However, we all know that one guest who is incredibly picky so you can never go wrong with just olive oil, parsley, lemon peel, garlic, and pepper for your shrimp seasoning.
Shrimp ‘n Grits
Speaking of seasoning, I cannot help but think of Beyond Details’ Shrimp ‘n Grits. I have never been a grits girl, I am a spicy señorita and can never have enough spice, which is why I love Beyond Detail’s take on the classic Shrimp ‘n Grits shooters. The bottom layer is grits, followed by shrimp, then covered in a spicy southern bayou sauce, topped with shredded cheese, jalapeño, and garnished with another shrimp. If you are sensitive to spice, you can eliminate the jalapeño and minimize the amount of cayenne pepper in the bayou sauce. These shooters are perfect appetizers for pool parties and cocktail parties. These shooters are also great for any out of town guests visiting the south because they are such a fun take on the traditional southern grits! Considering Nashville is the number one wedding United States destination city, any out of town guests will be thrilled to try this unique southern staple.
Growing up in Southern California, I was “hashtag blessed” with top notch Mexican food. Now that I live in the South where it is “hashtag way too hot” in the summer, sometimes Mexican food can seem a bit heavy. How can I fulfill my desire for Mexican food with my desire to stay cool? Shrimp ceviche! Traditionally, ceviche is made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices. I enjoy shrimp ceviche with diced avocado, tomato, red onion, lemon juice, lime juice, pepper, and cilantro to give it some zing! If you do not want to serve your guests a traditional salad, shrimp ceviche is the perfect option for your guests to have a fresh yet filling dish!