Asparagus Skewered Shrimp

by Gavan on April 5, 2008

Asparagus Skewered Shrimp

I’m still around everyone and lucky for you I have some great recipes coming your way. I made this one at work a couple of days ago and was a hit. It’s one of those dishes that’s very easy to do but as you can see looks brilliant. So if you’re entertaining, make this and you’ll get some serious brownie points!

Serves 5-6

1 lb medium wild shrimp (25-30 count) – peeled & deveined
1 tbsp orange zest
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 tsp honey/agave
juice of 1/2 an orange
1 tsp fresh ginger – grated
2 bunches of asparagus

S&P to taste

Begin by mixing the zests, orange juice, ginger & honey in small bowl. Set aside.

To prepare asparagus
Trim 2 inches from end of stalks. Cut remaining piece in half. This is going to act as your skewer which will be put through each shrimp. Cut a small piece off each asparagus spear on a diagonal as if sharpening a pencil. (Refer to photo if my English has turned into Irish.) Basically you want to create a sharp end to thread through the shrimp. Curl the shrimp together in a u shape and pierce with a small thin knife. This is to help feed the asparagus through without breaking. Lay all your skewered shrimp on a baking sheet and set aside until ready to grill.

Once ready, brush each shrimp with the citrus marinade, season with S&P and grill on medium hot heat. Brush both sides. As an alternative, you can roast them in 400°F oven for 4-5 mins though I prefer to grill them as you get a better looking result.
You can skewer the shrimp ahead of time and refrigerate covered until needed.

You don’t want to cook your asparagus ahead and then try to skewer the shrimp or they’ll break.

I served the skewers on a gorgeous mango salad which makes this dish a great starter or small meal in itself. Go on and impress your friends!

All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients.

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Brick Lane May 8, 2008 at 2:59 pm

OMG – this one looks like HEAVEN! I am so making this!! 🙂

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