Herbed Seafood Skewers
"I've made these well-seasoned kabobs many times, even over an open fire," says Sharon Downs of Williston, Vermont. "They attracted the neighboring campers."
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 3/4 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 pound sea scallops
- 1 large sweet yellow pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 small zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1 small yellow summer squash, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- Hot cooked rice, optional
- In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Divide marinade between two large resealable plastic bags. Add shrimp and scallops to one bag; place vegetables in the other bag. Seal bags and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
- Drain and discard marinade from seafood marinade. Drain vegetables, reserving marinade for basting. On eight metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread the shrimp, scallops and vegetables.
- Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and scallops are firm and opaque, turning and basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Serve with rice if desired.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 217 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 684mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.
Originally published as Herbed Seafood Skewers in Taste of Home August/September 2002