Monday, July 4, 2011

Chili Lime Marinated Shrimp Kabobs

For a change from traditional barbecue, try these slightly spicy, yet tangy shrimp kabobs.  They're fun to make, beautiful to look at and even better in your mouth.  Plus, they won't break the bank.  For around $10.00, you can have this complete meal.

Although there are 100's of different bottled or packaged marinades on the market, I've been creating my own.  If you start to read the labels, you'll see why.  Too much sodium or sugar and ingredients with words you can't pronounce!  Make your own dressings and marinades, it's simple!

Chili Lime Marinade

2 Tbsp roasted garlic seasoned rice vinegar

2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger

1 large lime or 2 small, juiced

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1 1/2 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp parsley, chopped

Mix the above in a small saucepan and cook on medium for a few minutes.  Remove from heat.

Thread the following onto skewers.

1/2 lb. + large (not jumbo) shrimp, cleaned, shelled and deveined

rounds of 1/4 inch zucchini slices

chunks of red bell pepper

chunks of red onion

chunks of pineapple

Throw onto your grill and before it's done, start to baste with the marinade for the last 10 minutes, or so.  Serve with rice or by itself.  Serves 2-3 people.

This is a great one for your Summer barbecues!  Happy 4th of July!!!

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