Friday, April 10, 2009

Sweet n' Spicy Orange Shrimp Kabobs

Ingredients:
  • 2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  1. Peel and de-vein the shrimp and lay them out single file, unlayered in a large baking dish (glass).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine.
  3. Pour mixture over the shrimp and coat thoroughly.
  4. Cover and chill overnight or as long as possible, at least 2 hours.
  5. Turn the shrimp over several times during the marinating process.
  6. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and place on skewers.
  7. Skewer each shrimp twice -- once at the tail and once at the top so that each shrimp keeps its curved shape.
  8. Place kabobs on a barbecue grill over medium heat and grill until the color changes completely.
  9. Flip once while cooking; do not over cook.
  10. Serve over brown rice or mixed greens. Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional breakdown:
Totals Per Serving: Calories: 398; Protein: 47g; Carbohydrate: 22.5g; Fat 12.8g; Sodium: 340 mg; Cholesterol: 347 mg.

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