Skewered Shrimp with Grapes and Tomatoes

Recipe By: Calphalon Team  -  Originally Published: 8/29/2009

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This unusual entrée pairs perfectly with a well-chilled Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Servings: Serves 4-6
  • Prep Time: More than 60 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Course: Entrée

Ingredients

1/4 c. cider vinegar
3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 c. olive oil
Zest and juice of 1 large navel orange
8 - 10 large basil leaves cut into chiffonade
4 - 6 fresh garlic cloves, minced
2 c. water
1 large lemon
3 - 3 1/2 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined (approximately 12 - 16 shrimp)
1 pt. grape tomatoes
1 pt. large, seedless grapes
8 - 10 bamboo skewers (8 - 10 in. long)
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Combine the marinade ingredients into a gallon-sized, re-sealable plastic storage bag. Seal and shake vigorously to combine. Add the shrimp and marinate in refrigerator for 2 - 3 hours.
 
While the shrimp is marinating, pour the water into a shallow bowl. Juice the lemon and add to the water. Coarsely chop the lemon and add to the water. Put the skewers into the shallow bowl so they lay flat and are completely submerged; this will prevent the skewers from burning during the grilling process and will impart a little lemon flavor to the shrimp.
 
Thread the shrimp onto the skewers so the shrimp lay flat - first through the head and then through the tail. Add a tomato and grape and then another shrimp. Put 3 - 4 shrimp per skewer with tomato and grapes between each shrimp.
 
Grill the shrimp on medium-high heat outside on a grill or inside on a preheated stainless steel grill pan. Grill the shrimp for 2 - 3 minutes per side or until the shrimp turns pink and has developed some grill marks. Salt and pepper to taste.