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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Caribbean Shrimp Kebabs

Using two skewers per kebab will help keep the shrimp in place when turning them on the grill. To keep shrimp from toughening, marinate no longer than five minutes.

  • prep: 20 mins
    total time: 20 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 32 medium shrimp (about 1 pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 large red bell peppers, ribs and seeds removed, cut into 24 pieces (about 11/2 inches each)
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for grill
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder (preferably Madras)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • coarse salt
  • Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat grill to high. Assemble 8 kebabs (using 2 short skewers for each), alternating 4 shrimp with 3 pieces of pepper on each. Arrange skewers in a nonmetallic dish.

  2. Step 2

    In a small bowl, whisk together rum, oil, curry powder, allspice, and cayenne. Pour marinade over skewers, and turn to coat. Let stand 5 minutes. Season with salt.

  3. Step 3

    Lightly oil grates. Place skewers on grill; cover grill, and cook until grill marks are visible and shrimp are opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Season with more salt, if desired. Serve with sauce.

Source
Everyday Food, July/August 2004

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Reviews (3)

  • 27 Aug, 2008

    Very simple recipe. I grilled them on the Foreman and they turned out great. I doubled the marinade, because I didn't think the recipe called for enough. Make sure you do the dipping sauce, it's really fresh and delicious!

  • 27 Aug, 2008

    Very simple recipe. I grilled them on the Foreman and they turned out great. I doubled the marinade, because I didn't think the recipe called for enough. Make sure you do the dipping sauce, it's really fresh and delicious!

  • 18 Aug, 2008

    Here's a fancy trick I learned in Turkey - if you don't have a BBQ, use the elements on your stove. You pre-cook some of the ingredients, and then plunk them straight onto your elements for the charred marks. Works perfectly, just be sure to watch them the whole time or you could end up in crisis mode.