Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Apricot-BBQ Shrimp Skewers Tutorial

This recipe is perfect if you're looking for something light, quick, and pretty. Oh, and tasty, too.

Apricot-BBQ Shrimp Skewers

Ingredients

1 lb of large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 skewers (if wood skewers, soak in a pan of water for 30 minutes first)
1/3 cup apricot preserves
1/3 cup favorite BBQ sauce
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
4 strips of turkey bacon, cut in half lengthwise
Cooked couscous for serving

Step 1 

In a bowl, mix together the preserves, BBQ sauce, and crushed red pepper. Set aside.

Step 2

Turn on the ovens broiler and set the rack 4-5 inches from the top of the oven. Thread the shrimp on the skewers and wrap with strips of turkey bacon. Set on a rack over a baking sheet (I use my cooling racks for this).

Step 3

Brush the shrimp with the BBQ sauce mixture and place under the broiler for 5-6 minutes. Then turn the shrimp over, brush with more sauce, and cook under the broiler for 5-6 more minutes until shrimp are cooked through.

Step 4

Serve on a bed of hot cooked couscous.