Ginger Shrimp Skewers

Peapod-wrapped shrimp is placed on skewers with mandarin oranges for this fresh, low-fat appetizer.

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  • Yields: 8 appetizers
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Marinate: 1 hr to 2 hrs
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Ginger Shrimp Skewers
fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells (about 12 ounces)
1 1/2
cups water
tablespoons orange juice
tablespoon white wine vinegar
teaspoon toasted sesame oil or olive oil
teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
teaspoon salt
teaspoon cayenne pepper
clove garlic, minced
fresh pea pods
canned mandarin orange sections
Reduced-sodium soy sauce (optional)
  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact (if desired). In a large saucepan, bring the water to boiling. Add shrimp. Cover and simmer for 1 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Drain. Rinse shrimp with cold water; drain.
  2. Place shrimp in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow bowl. Add the orange peel, orange juice, vinegar, oil, ginger, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic to bag. Seal bag; turn to coat shrimp. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Place pea pods in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam for 2 to 3 minutes or just until tender. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  4. Drain shrimp, discarding marinade. Wrap each shrimp with a pea pod. On each of eight 6-inch skewers, thread two wrapped shrimp and one mandarin orange section. If desired, serve with soy sauce.
From the Test Kitchen
Make-Ahead Directions:

Prepare as directed in Step 1. Place shrimp in an airtight container; seal. Chill for up to 24 hours. Continue as directed in Step 2 through 4.

Nutrition Facts (Ginger Shrimp Skewers)
    Per serving:
  • 44 kcal cal.,
  • 1 g fat
  • 48 mg chol.,
  • 58 mg sodium,
  • 2 g carb.,
  • 7 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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