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Today's recipe: Shrimp Kebabs, another healthy, delicious and very easy to make recipe. This one is perfect with rice or over a bed of greens, or just by itself as an appetizer. Shrimp is a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals, it is low in fat and calories.
Makes 6 kebabs, 5 shrimp each.
1 lb. Shrimp (about 30 shrimp) peeled and deveined
1 cup fresh parsley
1 green onion
1 garlic clove
1 1/2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 red onion
1/4 cup of water
**(optional) 6 Campari tomatoes (1 for skewer) (optional)**
**(optional) 6-12 sugar snap peas (1-2 per skewer)(optional)**
**(optional) 3 mini bell peppers chopped in chunks (optional)**
Soak the wooden skewers in water for about 30 minutes before using them, this will prevent them from catching on fire.
In a blender add the parsley, green onion, garlic and the Parmesan cheese, season with 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
and 1 1/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, also add in 1/4 cup of water
and blend on high for about 2 minutes or until you have a soft paste. Add more water if needed. We want to get the consistency of a thick pesto sauce. Taste the flavor, add any salt if needed.
Pour this sauce over the shrimp and make sure every single shrimp is well coated with this mixture, marinate for at least 10 minutes in the refrigerator.
Chop the red onion in chunks. Set aside until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
**(Optional) Chop the mini peppers in chunks. Season the tomatoes and sugar snap peas with a dash of extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt and a pinch of ground black pepper. Set aside. (Optional)**
After 10 minutes marinating,the shrimp is ready. Start building the kebabs. Alternate the vegetable and shrimp onto the skewers. (if using only onions and shrimp add about 5 shrimp per skewer, if adding any more vegetables, add as many veggies and shrimp as you can fit.)
Keep on building the kebabs until you are done.
Bake at 400ºF for 8-10 minutes or until the shrimp is completely cooked.
Or Grill for 3 minutes on each side or until shrimp is cooked.