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Shrimp is high in calcium, iodine and protein. It is also a significant source of cholesterol but because it doesn't contain a large amount of saturated fat, it is still considered healthy. Of course, how you prepare them makes a significant difference. Drown them in butter, bread and bake them and they become just a delicious meal. However, if you grill them, you open up a whole new world of shrimp preparation, nutrition and flavor.
Grilled Shrimp Recipes
This colorful dish can be made as an appetizer or a full meal - either way it's delicious.
24 fresh basil leaves
12 thin slices prosciutto, each cut in half lengthwise
24 extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined, or large sea scallops
24 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling
Garlic Dipping Sauce:
1/3 C. red wine vinegar
2 Tbs. Dijon mustard
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1 C. olive oil
Place 1 basil leaf at the short end of a slice of prosciutto and a shrimp on top of the basil. Roll the shrimp in the prosciutto, then thread lengthwise onto a skewer. Repeat with the remaining basil, prosciutto, and shrimp. Place the skewers on a baking sheet and refrigerate until ready to cook.
To make the sauce, combine the vinegar, mustard and garlic in a food processor or blender. With the machine running, add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Process until combined. 10-15 minutes before you are ready to grill, spoon about 1/3 of the sauce over the shrimp skewers to marinate. Transfer the rest of the dipping sauce to a small bowl. Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill. Grill the shrimp, turning often, until opaque, about 6 minutes. Arrange the cooked skewers on a platter and serve with the dipping sauce on the side.
Yield: 8 servings
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