Sure, this shrimp looks slightly boring.

But I promise that it is loaded with buttery flavor.

We love seafood in this house.

Usually, it comes in the form of lobster or $19 cans of lump crabmeat, because for some reason we find it appropriate to blow our life savings on food. It isn’t normal for newlyweds to eat lobster? Oh.

Let’s just say that we use the money we save from the vegetables we don’t buy. There. That’s better.

Have you ever had grilled shrimp?

I’d have to say it is my favorite way to eat it. I love the smokey flavor. You must give it a try.

So, yes, the shrimp is just lying on a pile of plain brown rice. We do eat healthy most of the time. The ‘plain’ part comes from me being too lazy to spice it up for dinner, and not caring since Mr. How Sweet doesn’t know the difference between seasoned, herb rice and plain, not-even-cooked rice. Well, I should give him a bit more credit – he would probably know that the rice isn’t cooked, but only since it would get stuck in his teeth.

I couldn’t serve this shrimp to Mr. How Sweet anyway. He would need an additional side dish.

He refuses to eat anything without a side. My oh my, that boy loves his sides.

When I made the BBQ quesadillas the other night? His first question was, ‘where is the side?’

When we have pizza? ‘What is the side?

If I only make one side? ‘Where is the other side?

A few weeks ago, we had one of those common nights where I didn’t cook dinner because I was too busy watching Full House reruns and peeling off my nail polish finger by finger.

The man literally made himself a burger with a side of chicken. I kid you not.

Grilled Garlic Butter Shrimp

Serves 2-4

1 pound raw, deveined shrimp

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

4 cloves of garlic

2 tablespoons melted butter

Clean shrimp and dry thoroughly. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika.  Chop 2 cloves of garlic, pressing with the back of the knife continuously to create a paste. Spread on shrimp. Brush shrimp with melted butter.

Grill on low-medium heat (this may different depending on your grill) for about 2-3 minutes each side.

Chop remaining garlic and add it to remaining butter. Brush on shrimp and serve.

In our house, shrimp usually is a side dish, since we need about 5lbs to feed Mr. How Sweet. It’s cheaper to buy some slabs of meat for him.

I can’t wait until the day I have to tell my children that they can’t go to college because their father needed to eat steak.