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Shrimp and Vegetable Kebabs Two Ways

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Shrimp and Vegetable Kebabs Two Ways

Makes: 4 servings (makes 8 kebabs)
Serving Size: 2 kebabs
Calories 190
Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 9 g
Cholesterol 185 mg
Sodium 595 mg
Protein 27 g
Choices: Vegetable 1, Lean meat 3, Fat 1, Carbohydrate 0.5, Vegetable 1, Lean meat 3
  • Makes: 4 servings (makes 8 kebabs)
  • Serving Size: 2 kebabs
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 8 to 9 minutes


16 wooden skewers
1 lb. large peeled and deveined shrimp (approximately 32 shrimp)
16 cherry tomatoes
1 med. unpeeled zucchini, cut into 16 ( 3/4-inch) chunks
Lemon Garlic Marinade (Makes about 1/3 cup)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Zest of 1 lemon
5 garlic cloves, minced
Asian Barbecue Sauce (Makes about 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2Tbsp.low-fat, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2Tbsp.lite soy sauce
1Tbsp.dry sherry
2tsp.brown sugar
1tsp.dark sesame oil
2garlic cloves, minced


  1. Soak the skewers in a pan of hot water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning.
  2. Prepare the grill: Coat the rack with cooking spray, or use tongs to dip a large piece of paper towel into vegetable oil and rub it on the grill rack. (Discard the towel.) Set the grill to medium-high on a gas grill, or prepare a medium-high fire on a charcoal grill.
  3. For the Lemon Garlic Marinade: Combine all the marinade ingredients in a nonreactive bowl (e.g., glass, glaze-free ceramic, or stainless steel, not aluminum or unlined copper). Marinate the shrimp for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  4. For the Asian Barbecue Sauce: Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl. (You'll apply it to the kebabs in step 6.)
  5. For each kebab, hold two wooden skewers together, and thread on 4 shrimp, 2 cherry tomatoes, and 2 pieces of zucchini, alternating between a shrimp and a vegetable.
  6. To grill: Place either choice of kebab on the rack. For the lemon garlic version, brush the shrimp with any excess marinade. For the Asian-style shrimp, begin by brushing on some of the sauce.
  7. Grill the shrimp kebabs for about 4 minutes, turn, and cook the other side for another 4 minutes or until the shrimp is cooked through and the vegetables become softened. For the Asian-style shrimp, keep brushing on the sauce until it is used up.
  8. Remove the kebabs from the grill and serve.

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