The grill glove really is more than just heat resistant gloves. Don’t get me wrong, I still think the grill glove is the greatest barbecue accessory of all time but it really does a whole lot more. Here in Florida it is already hot and we are still weeks away from Memorial Day. When I go out to clean my grill I’m soaked with sweat in about 5 minutes and run back inside. If I wait until dusk, then the mosquitoes attack. So I’ve taken to cooking in the kitchen again.
I’m not complaining because the kitchen is a pretty good place for cooking, and a pretty good place to use the Grill Glove heat resistant gloves. Why? Because you can get burned just as easily inside as outside. Especially when you cook the way I do. Before I dig in let me remind you that the Grill Glove is a heat resistant glove that wards off temperatures up to 500 degrees. The benefit of this is that you won’t get burned while handling food over the grill. The better news is that you can reach onto the grill to place, flip, baste and remove food without the use of tongs or a fork because you have a five fingered protective glove. It really makes grilling much easier.
Another benefit of the grill glove is that it is waterproof so it is perfect for a lobster or crab boil. Reaching into boiling water to quickly remove food is no longer a problem. So you can see there are quite a bit of uses for these heat resistant gloves and food preparation is one of them. Today I tried one of my long lost shrimp recipes and I wore my grill glove while prepping the shrimp. I have to tell you that it was awesome.
One of the worst things about preparing shrimp is the washing, shelling and devaining of the darn things. I don’t like the feeling on my hands and I tend to end up with a few cuts and scrapes by the time it is all said and done. But now that I have my grill gloves I put them on much like an oyster shucker would. Because the grill glove is thin, I was able to have great control over the shrimp and my knife. I didn’t even mind all the slime as I rinsed a fist full of perfectly butterflied shrimp under the faucet. I was even able to still the shrimp with my finger while they simmered in the pan. Besides a knife, the Grill Glove was my only tool and that is what makes cooking with this thing so much fun.
Now here is my Grill Glove Shrimp Recipe
First take about 1 lb of shrimp and clean it up real good. Next, grab about a cup of fresh shrimp with your grill glove and throw it on a cutting board. If you want, cut up a few small potatoes in pieces to soak up the buttery flavor the shrimp and let them cook in the microwave on high heat for about 2 minutes. Just about a handful will do and then keep them next to the spinach.
Pour about 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil into a pan with 1 tablespoon of garlic. Over medium high heat bring them to a nice sizzle and dump in the potatoes and spinach. After about 30 seconds brush them to the side of the pan and dump the shrimp in. After 30 seconds, stick your grill glove covered finger in and still the whole mess together. Let the mixture simmer for about a minute and then pour into a bowl.
Now, add 1/4 cup of white wine and 1/8th of a cup of lemon juice and bring back to a simmer. Add butter to taste and after the wine burns away a bit, dump the shrimp, potatoes and spinach back in and mix. Don’t spend too much time mixing because everything should just be lightly cooked so it maintains its fresh crisp taste. If the shrimp are orange, they are done. They don’t take long, believe me.
So using the Grill Glove you can go from prep to clean up without using tools. Besides a knife it is really the only thing you need to burn yourself up some dinner whether you are inside in the kitchen our outside at the grill.