RECIPES

Spanish Grilled Shrimp over Asparagus

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 (Elizabeth Carrion)

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    4

This nutrient-loaded recipe is perfect for a Spring afternoon beside the grill.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pound fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 pound asparagus spears

Preparation

Step 1:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt and black pepper.

Step 2:

  • Add the shrimp and stir to coat the shrimp thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Step 3:

  • While shrimp is marinating, prepare asparagus. First by trimming the ends.

Step 4:

  • Brush spears with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Repeat on the other side.

Step 5:

  • Preheat grill on medium. Skewer shrimp and pineapple.

Step 6:

  • Grill skewered shrimp and asparagus for about 5-10 minutes. Turning mid-way. Asparagus should be charred and fork tender.

Step 7:

  • Plate and enjoy.