Friday, June 19, 2009

Skewered Spicy Shrimp with Grilled Watermelon

Made by Dacia. Recipe from Chef Rori Trovato, found in "The Oprah Magazine Cookbook"

  • 2 Tbsp. hot paprika (not sure what hot paprika was, so I used regular paprika)
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 36 shrimp)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 seedless watermelon, cut into quarters, then sliced into 1-inch-thick wedges
  • 1/2 cup sugar


1. In a large bowl, combine paprika, cayenne, and salt. Add shrimp and toss until well coated. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

2. Heat grill to medium-high. Divide shrimp among skewers, about 3 to each skewer. Brush with olive oil and grill 3 to 4 minutes each side, until pink and opaque.

3. Sprinkle one side of each watermelon wedge with sugar and place on the grill, sweetened side down, until sugar caramelizes, about 3 minutes (do not flip). Remove from grill. Top with skewered shrimp before serving.

*Makes 4 servings.

**If you don't want it spicy, just leave out the cayenne pepper.

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