Ok, so I cheated on tonight's dinner. I used a pre-made rub for our shrimp and it was delicious. We went to Williams-Sonoma yesterday so we could pick up a grater and pot scrub brush;I made an impulse buy as we were checking out, the Chili-Lime Rub w/ Sea Salt. I highly reccomend it.
I bought some frozen shrimp, thawed them out, and liberally applied the rub. Then, I cooked the shrimp in a cast -iron grill. I served the shrimp with sauteed peppers and onions, and Meixcan-style rice (recipe below).
Mexican Rice from allrecipes.com: (this recipe was very easy and all of the ingredients were already in my pantry or refrigerator. I adjusted a few things; the original recipe can be found here, http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Mexican-Rice-II/Detail.aspx?prop31=1)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup tomato sauce
2 cups chicken broth
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add rice. Cook, stirring constantly, until puffed and golden, abour 3-4 minutes. While rice is cooking, add cumin.
Stir in onion and garlic and cook until tender. Stir in tomato sauce and chicken broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Fluff with a fork.