Grilled Zucchini-Wrapped Shrimp

"What a great way to eliminate the fatty bacon on barbecued shrimp recipes! After marinating the shrimp try adding liquid smoke to the marinade and brushing that onto the zucchini-wrapped shrimp to give it a nice flavor. The zucchini ribbons really keep the shrimp from drying out.. I found this recipe in Southern Living Magazine."
photo by Ms B. photo by Ms B.
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6 appetizer servings




  • Peel and devein shrimp. Combine lime juice, 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, and next 3 ingredients in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag, gently squeezing to blend; add shrimp.
  • Seal and chill mixture 15 minutes.
  • Remove shrimp from marinade, reserving marinade.
  • Bring reserved marinade to a boil in a small saucepan; remove from heat.
  • Cut zucchini lengthwise into thin'ribbons' with a vegetable peeler.
  • Wrap each shrimp with a zucchini'ribbon', and secure with a wooden pick.
  • Brush with remaining 5 tablespoons vegetable oil.
  • Grill without grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) about 4 minutes.
  • Brush with reserved marinade; turn and brush again.
  • Grill 2 more minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature on a cilantro-lined platter, if desired.

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  1. Wonderful shrimp. I did increase the garlic and up the cayenne just a bit. I also popped the shrimp back into the marinade after wrapping with the zucchini ribbons to infuse the zucchini with the garlicky lime flavor. We served this with a spinach salad and Spontaneous Couscous recipe #27084. It was a wonderful summer meal. I think that these will be a great addition to my appetizer rotation, too.
  2. This was good - not overly spiced, and fairly plain tasting. Would go well with a stronger main course.


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