Shrimp and Zucchini Skewers

TOTAL TIME: 3 hr 25 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 3 hr
Cook: 5 min
 
YIELD: 8 skewers
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 24 large shrimp, peeled and tailed
  • 24 thin zucchini ribbons*
  • 1/4 cup/60 ml olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint or basil
  • Salt
  • *Cook's Note: Make ribbons using a vegetable peeler
    • Special equipment: wooden skewers soaked in water for several hours
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      Directions

      Preheat a grill. Skewer the shrimp, with zucchini slices ribboned in between each piece. Stir together the olive oil, pepper flakes, mint, and salt in a glass casserole. Lay in the skewers, cover, and refrigerate for a few hours to marinate, turning once or thrice. Cook on the grill until the shrimp are pink and the zucchini is striped with grill marks, 3 to 5 minutes per side.
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