Basil Shrimp Kebabs

Basil Shrimp Kebabs

In terms of taste, efficiency, and appearance, there is no difference between metal and wooden skewers. But if you use wooden skewers, remember to soak them in water 15 minutes before using so they don't burn on the grill.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2005

  • Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 2 skewers and 3 tomatoes)


  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, cut in half
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 3/4 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1 small red onion, quartered and separated
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package mushrooms
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • Cooking spray


1. Prepare grill.

2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl.

3. Thread shrimp, onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms alternately onto 4 (15-inch) skewers; brush with basil sauce. Thread cherry tomatoes onto 1 (15-inch) skewer; brush with basil sauce.

4. Place shrimp kebabs on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill, covered, 10 minutes or until shrimp are done and vegetables are crisp-tender, turning and basting occasionally with basil sauce. Place tomato kebab on rack; grill, covered, 3 to 4 minutes, basting occasionally with basil sauce. Serve immediately.

carbo rating: 12

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 375
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 17.9g
  • Saturated fat: 2.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 38.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 15.2g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 259mg
  • Iron: 5.2mg
  • Sodium: 388mg
  • Calcium: 98mg

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