Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Island Time Shrimp Kabobs


I was feeling islandish when I went to the grocery...and these wonderful fresh Gulf shrimp called me...

Shelled the shrimp and threaded the skewers with bell peppers and onions (zapped for a couple of minutes in the microwave to soften), fresh tomato and pineapple slices, then melted some awesome apricot jelly with a little fresh lime juice and dry white wine, salt and pepper, pressed garlic and a chopped jalapeno (I'm noticing a theme with other recent posts--fruit and hot and pungent flavors...). Brushed it on everything and let it sit for about 15 minutes before gently grilling. Served over Jasmin rice flavored with smoked paprika, added sides of sauteed zuchini and sliced fresh tomatoes. Dinner was served in 45 minutes (total, including sitting time). We enjoyed a glass of Chateau St. Michele Riesling with it, flavors of pear and citrus and spice, nice.

2 comments :

Carl and Ceil Winters said...

Kathleen - Thanks for contacting me on my ActiveRain blog. I sure enjoyed lookin at your photo's and your great blog. I also have a blog on google blog spot. I'm not sure how to get us connected but this is my profile.
http://homeinspector-homeinspection.blogspot.com
my website: www.home-inspection4u.com
Email: realestateinspector@yahoo.com
or cwintersusa1@gmail.com
Carl Winters
Complete Inspection Service

Beth W. said...

I just made a very bad move. Very bad. Memo to self: do NOT look at Kathleen's blog when it's almost supper time, we've had guests for a week, the larder is empty and I'm too lazy to go to the store so we're foraging in the fridge and pantry. . . . Man -- those shrimp kabobs look great! :)