Recipe to Try: Shrimp Boil Skewers

Registered dietitian and nutritionist, Carolyn O’Neil, who is also a blogger and author of “The Slim Down South Cookbook,” shares how to get the flavor of a shrimp boil without the mess—or the calories!

Oxmoor HouseINGREDIENTS:

  • 24 wooden skewers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • ½ teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup Old Bay seasoning
  • 24 baby red potatoes
  • ½ pound smoked sausage, cut into 24 slices
  • 24 peeled and deveined extra-large
  • raw shrimp (about 1¼ pounds)

DIRECTIONS:

Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper, chopped sweet onion, and garlic. Sauté 4 minutes. Stir in corn and Creole seasoning and sauté 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in parsley and vinegar.

Bring Old Bay seasoning and 5 quarts water to a boil, covered, in a large stockpot. Add potatoes and cook 10 minutes. Add sausage and shrimp. Cook 3 minutes until shrimp turn pink and potatoes are tender.

Thread 1 potato, 1 shrimp, and 1 sausage piece onto each skewer. Arrange on platter. Spoon corn mix over skewers.

Details: TheHappyHealthyKitchen.com

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