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Grilled Shrimp Skewers

A light and delicious entree.

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh lemongrass or 1 teaspoon dry shredded lemongrass
  • 1 cup watermelon puree*
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 pounds skewered grilled shrimp

Make the glaze by heating the oil in a 2- or 3-quart saucepan over medium high heat and in it sauté the garlic, ginger and lemongrass for a few minutes. Reduce heat to low and stir in the remaining ingredients. Divide the mixture in two, setting aside one half for serving as glaze/drizzle. Use the other half for basting or marinating the raw shrimp. Note: do not mix liquid from the two halves to avoid contaminating the glaze/drizzle.

*To make the watermelon puree, remove seeds from fresh watermelon and cut into large chunks. Place in a blender and process until smooth and well pureed.


Makes 6-8 servings.

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