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Apricot-Basil Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Prep: 15 minutes plus soaking and standing
Grill: 5 minutes • Serves: 4
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup apricot jam
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil plus additional for garnish (optional)
1-1/2 tablespoons Our Family® apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Bertolli® rich taste extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon Our Family® crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon Our Family® plain salt
1/4 teaspoon Our Family® ground black pepper
1-1/4 pounds raw 16-20 count peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed if necessary
1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat; soak skewers in water 20 minutes. In large bowl, whisk garlic, jam, basil, vinegar, oil, crushed red pepper, salt and black pepper; reserve 1/4 cup. Makes about 10 tablespoons.
2. Add shrimp to jam mixture; toss and let stand 15 minutes. Thread shrimp onto skewers and place on hot grill rack; cover and cook 5 minutes or until grill marks appear and internal temperature reaches 145°, turning once. Transfer skewers to serving platter; brush both sides with reserved jam mixture and garnish with basil, if desired.
Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 skewer):
273 Calories, 6g Fat, 0g Saturated Fat, 244mg Cholesterol, 506mg Sodium,
26g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 17g Sugars, 17g Added Sugars, 31g Protein