What's on Barney's Barbie - No. 2 | Tequila Lime Shrimp

October 14, 2016 // You probably don’t know that our founder, Barney Naylor has quite a knack for grilling. Rumor has it that many of the best kept recipe secrets in the world can be found on his BBQ. Our brand-new monthly feature on the #NaylorBlog isn’t just for the grill-savvy chef but also for those who are just starting out!

Take a look at what Barney whipped up this week. Once you try it, let us know what you thought…and stay tuned for next month’s #WhatsOnBarneysBarbie.

Tequila Lime Shrimp

2 lbs. Large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined

½ C. olive or canola oil
4 T. lime juice
2 T. tequila
2 cloves garlic, rough chopped
1 C. cilantro (leaves and stems)
1 jalapeno, rough chopped with seeds and pith removed (leave the seeds and pith if you like it HOT!)
¾ C. chopped green onion
1½ T. honey or agave
½ t. salt
¼ t. black pepper

Combine in food processor or blender and purée. If marinade is too thick add more olive oil and blend until consistency is like a thin, smooth salsa. Place shrimp in marinade covered for 20-30 minutes in refrigerator. Skewer shrimp on bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water for an hour. Grill at a medium-high heat for 2 minutes per side.

Curry Grilled Broccoli

3 floret broccoli cut up into 1½" - 3" pieces
Curry spice blend

Curry Spice Blend (mix together in a small bowl)
2 t. curry powder
½ t. garlic powder
1 t. dried basil
¼ t. salt
1/8 t. black pepper

Place Broccoli in large bowl and drizzle with 1-2 T olive or canola oil and toss. Sprinkle on curry spice blend and toss again. Cook on high heat in veggie basket over grill for 15 minutes. Stir every 2-3 minutes until desired doneness. I like to cook until I see some char and caramelization appear on the edges of the broccoli. Keep warm until ready to serve. 


About Barney

Barney Naylor is the Founder and President of Naylor Landscape Management, Inc. He started the business in 1982 while attending Western Michigan University. After earning a Bachelors Degree in biology, he decided to make the green industry a permanent career.

Barney is a Michigan Licensed Pesticide Applicator and Certified Trainer and a Certified Green Industry Professional (CGIP). Barney is actively involved with the Homebuilders Association of Greater Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Southwest Michigan Landscape Association (SWMLA) & National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).

He is an avid fly-fisherman and enjoys gardening, hiking, camping, biking, cooking and traveling. Barney lives in Kalamazoo with his wife, Judy.


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