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Wild American Shrimp Kabobs

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Easy To Prepare, Shrimp Is The Perfect Party Food (NAPSA)-Shrimp lovers at family gatherings and tailgate parties are coming out of their shells.

This guilt-free party food is packed with flavor, protein and cardio-protective omega-3 fatty acids. It's also perfect for no-hassle celebrations, as it's easy to prepare ahead of time, complements most menus and pairs well with beer, wine and soft drinks.

Wild American Shrimp Kabobs
"Nothing comes close to the incredible flavor of wild-caught shrimp; there's not a better-tasting, higher-quality shrimp available. Having tried farm-raised shrimp from other parts of the world, I can say with confidence that Wild American Shrimp is what I will always choose," says chef Christopher Hastings of the Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Ala. Certified Wild American Shrimp, for example, are guaranteed to be wild-caught in their natural habitat by U.S. fishermen.

For a light and festive entree idea, you can try this recipe favorite from Chef Chris Hastings.

Ingredients:

  • 3 lemons, each cut into 6 wedges
  • 32 (10-15 count) head-on Wild American Shrimp, middle sections peeled and deveined, leaving heads and tails intact
  • 2 baby zucchini, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 baby yellow squash, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 8 (12-inch) wooden skewers, soaked in water for 20 min.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 ounce fresh basil, chopped
  • Basil Pesto optional for garnish.

Directions:

Assemble the first 5 ingredients on skewers in this order: lemon wedge, shrimp, zucchini slice, tomato, shrimp, squash slice, tomato, shrimp, zucchini slice, tomato, shrimp and lemon wedge.

Place the skewers in a shallow baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest and chopped basil and evenly pour over the kabobs. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until ready to grill.

Place kabobs on a grill over medium-high heat and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until shrimp are cooked through.

For more information, visit www.wildamericanshrimp.com.

Photo courtesy of Idie and Chris Hastings, Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, Al.

Serving Size: Makes 8 Skewers


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