Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Roasted Shrimp and Lime Skewers

My friend Maureen always contributes the tastiest treats! Here is a great one!

~ 1 pound raw shrimp (I use the organic ones from Safeway that already have the tails off and are deveined)
~ 3 TBSP olive oil
~ 2 tsp soy sauce
~ Finely grated zest of 2 limes
~ 1 tsp brown sugar
~ 1 tsp cumin
~½ tsp paprika
~½ tsp salt
~ Punch cayenne pepper

In advance, soak skewers for about 30 minutes so they don’t burn.

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 350F. Line and baking sheet with foil.

Step 2 – Thread each shrimp onto a 5” or 6” long wooden skewer, beginning at the thick end of the shrimp and pushing the skewer through to the tail. (The shrimp can be prepared up to this point, wrapped and chilled 1 day ahead).

Step 3 – Mix together the olive oil and soy sauce. Brush all sides of the shrimp and place on prepared baking sheet.

Step 4 – Mix the lime zest, brown sugar, cumin, paprika, salt and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle on the top side of the shrimp. (I usually make this rub in advance and refrigerate to save time)

Step 5 – Roast the shrimp without turning, 12 – 15 minutes until cooked through. Serve immediately.

Makes 24 skewers (I don’t make that many as I use longer skewers with more shrimp per skewer!)

~ Contributed by Maureen H.

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