Toss quick-cooking shrimp, juicy summertime plums and zesty jalapenos with a simple cilantro-lime marinade for a deluxe meal in minutes. If you like, use peaches or nectarines in place of the plums and red or green bell peppers for the jalapenos.
canola oil, or toasted sesame oil
chopped fresh cilantro
freshly grated lime zest
raw shrimp, (8-12 per pound), peeled and deveined
jalapeno peppers, stemmed, seeded and quartered lengthwise
plums, pitted and cut into sixths
Whisk oil, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice
and salt in a large bowl. Set aside 3 tablespoons of the mixture in a small bowl to use as dressing. Add shrimp, jalapenos and plums to the remaining marinade; toss to coat.
Make 4 kebabs, alternating shrimp, jalapenos and plums evenly among four 10-inch skewers. (Discard the marinade
.) Grill the kebabs, turning once, until the shrimp are cooked through, about 8 minutes total. Drizzle with the reserved dressing.
Equipment: Four 10-inch skewers
Calories 194, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 221 mg, Sodium 446 mg, Carbohydrate 5 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 24 g, Potassium 292 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin C 20%, Iron 20%. Exchanges: Vegetable 1,Lean Meat 3,Fat 1
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet