It’s the 4th of July – Time to Feast!
|July 3, 2013||Posted by Nicole under Agriculture, Cooking, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes, Seafood|
We would like to wish you a safe and happy 4th of July with your family. Whether you are hitting the beach, or staying home to enjoy your holiday – Florida shrimp should be on your menu. Shrimp is tasty, nutritious, and so easy to cook! In just a couple of minutes you can enjoy a mouth-watering meal that you will love!
Here is one of Chef Justin’s famed shrimp recipes. Shrimp paired with Florida watermelon – two of the best things summer has to offer! Enjoy!
Watermelon and Shrimp Cocktail Skewers
1/2 medium-sized watermelon, peeled, seeded and cubed (about 32 cubes)
32 large shrimp, cleaned, poached and chilled
1/2 bunch fresh basil leaves
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup rice vinegar (or mild-flavored vinegar)
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
kosher salt to taste
fresh ground pepper to taste
8 6-inch bamboo skewers
In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar and the peanut butter until completely blended. Add in the garlic, ginger and soy sauce until fully combined. Taste sauce and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
Pour most of the dressing over the shrimp, reserving some sauce for dipping. Chill marinated shrimp for 1 hour.
To assemble, alternate shrimp, watermelon cubes and torn basil leaves on 8
skewers. Serve skewers with leftover sauce.
Recipe link can be found here.