Herb-Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Lemon-Herb Feta

Herb-Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Lemon-Herb Feta Recipe
Oxmoor House
These skewers are great served over hot couscous or orzo. Complement this dish with a side of steamed asparagus or zucchini. The lemon-herb feta would also be a delightful accompaniment to grilled fish.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 skewers and 4 teaspoons feta)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 6 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Other: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 140
Caloriesfromfat 37 %
Fat 5.7 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Protein 20.2 g
Carbohydrate 1.6 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 171 mg
Iron 2.7 mg
Sodium 327 mg
Calcium 68 mg

Ingredients

8 (6-inch) wooden skewers
24 medium shrimp (about 1 pound), peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, divided
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
Cooking spray
1/3 cup (1.3 ounces) crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

Preparation

1. Soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes.

2. Thread 3 shrimp onto each skewer, and place skewers in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish.

3. Combine 1 teaspoon olive oil, 2 teaspoons oregano, lemon rind, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; pour over skewers, turning to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes.

4. Prepare grill.

5. Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 5 to 6 minutes or until done, turning skewers occasionally.

6. Combine remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and feta cheese; toss gently.

7. Remove shrimp from grill, and place 2 skewers on each of 4 plates. Top evenly with lemon-herb feta.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Jennifer Cofield,

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection

September 2006
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