Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Three Legged Dog and Grilled Shrimp with Lime Cilantro Marinade

My beautiful 20 month old girl has gone lame.

We have been nursing her for a pulled ACL for the past two months with the hopes that it will heal. It hasn't.

Our options are limited.

Another trip to the vet. Another discussion. Decisions. Decisions.

Grilled Shrimp with Lime and Cilantro Marinade: serves 2

1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Juice of one lime
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
pinch red pepper flakes

Skewer shrimp for grilling and place on rimmed cookie sheet or a shallow bowl. Whisk all the above ingredients together and pour over shrimp. Place in fridge for 15 minutes. (any longer and the lime juice will begin to 'cook' the shrimp).
Heat grill to medium high.
Grill shrimp 4 to 6 minutes, turning often and basting with any leftover marinade. Cook 1 minute longer after last brush with marinade.

Serve over rice with some grilled zucchini or summer squash on the side.

Shrimp marinading on skewers


  1. Oh, Baby! She's so, so pretty. I'll be thinking of you. Decisions are hard.

  2. Kate - the decision will be to have a very expensive operation - painful and very long recovery (6 months at the least) or keep her as pain free as possible, love her and let her be a 3 legged dog - until the time comes to say goodbye.

  3. Sorry about your dog.. that's awful young for problems like that...shrimp looked tasty!

  4. Poor baby. i hope she gets better!

    mmm. shrimp. I am seriously lacking in the seafood area.

  5. Buffalo - Squirrel - 1, Dog - 0. She took out her knee on a high speed chase to capture the enemy. The vet said it is common among large breed dogs for this type of injury.

  6. Mo - I try to serve some type of seafood / fresh fish twice a week although these days it is costly!

  7. This look so yummy and perfect for the hot days of summer! Come on by today sweetie to see one of your old comments up on Under the Sheets~shhh. Thanx for everything!

  8. Oh, honey, what a difficult decision you have ahead of you. I feel for both you and your beautiful baby,

    Are you acquainted with Jay at ? She has a three-legged greyhound who seems to get along quite well. Perhaps you could drop her a line and ask any questions you might have.

    Thanks for the great tip about eggs and their yolks!

  9. Oh she is a beauty! We raised shepherds when I was young..I hope she heals soon..My Jujube has been sick also..bit more serious..blood in urine we hope its a stone...will be taking him for ultrasound next week..I am beside myself with worry..hes my boy... The cilantro marinade sounds wonderful...I can't eat shell fish.. but I am sure it will be a winner with chicken..we grow our own fresh cilantro in the greenhouse and its sooo much stronger than store of my fav herbs!

  10. We opted to do orthopedic surgery on a pitbull mix that came with the house we bought. It made her brand new and she lived a long and healthy life. Expensive, yes but what better than to spend money on improving the life of another?


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