Everyday is BBQ day in the summer.  This week’s recipe is an easy spicy BBQ shrimp salad.  If you want it less spicy you can just tone down the hot sauce.

easy bbq shrimp salad

Recipe serves 4.


15 to 18 count raw shrimp

15 oz can Cuban Black Beans

1/2 red onion sliced into rounds and cut in half

Pineapple slices

1 Tomato sliced into wedges

4 Roasted red bell pepper sliced (canned) – sliced into strips

1 or more avocado – sliced into wedges


Ranch dressing to taste

3 Tbsp canola oil

1 Tbsp Scotty B’s Arch Nemesis hot sauce

1 clove garlic minced

1 Tbsp fresh lime juice


In cup combine canola oil, hot sauce, garlic and lime juice, and stir to mix.

Remove shells from shrimp and place shrimp in plastic bag.  Pour the sauce over the shrimp, seal, and refrigerate for about an hour.

While heating BBQ to high heat, cook Cuban Black Beans on very low stove top heat.

BBQ shrimp on each side for 2 minutes or until cooked.

Plate the lettuce, in center place a serving of beans, top with shrimp. Add red onion, tomato wedges, pineapple slices, avocado wedges, and slices of roasted red bell pepper. Drizzle salad with a little Ranch dressing if desired.

And that’s all there is to a wonderful easy summer shrimp salad.


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I come from a very small family.  There are 4 living members in my family tree.  She who must be obeyed on the other hand comes from a family tree that no doubt started on Noah’s Ark.  Last weekend I was fortunate to attend my second family reunion of Sue’s mom’s family.  And it was a wonderful event. The tree spotted park chosen was lovely, and the day was warm with a soothing breeze. Absolutely beautiful.   And then the guests began to arrive.  We were maybe in the first wave.  All told there must have bean at least 60 people at the reunion.  Multiple generations were represented.  From the 102 year old sister of Sue’s mom, to very new infants and everything in between.  Sue’s parents had great grandchildren in town.  But that was nothing.  It turns the sweet 102 year old’s granddaughter was a grandmother.  Holy Smokes what a gathering of warm loving people.

There was talk of doing another reunion in a year or so.  I should think with this family there could be 80  in attendance next time. Glad to be an outlaw in such a fine group.

Good Eating and Table Talk,


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