Saturday, April 7, 2012
Key West Shrimp and Chicken Kabobs
Yes, another Pinterest recipe.
Can you tell how visual I am?
I see pictures of food, read their description, and my mouth starts watering.
And some foods, some pictures, for whatever reason, get stuck in my mind. In my taste buds. In my dreams. And I just must make them.
This was one of those foods.
I saw the recipe on Pinterest not long ago, and I have just been waiting for a good day to grill.
Today seemed like that day.
At least until it started raining.
But apparently that didn't affect the food a whole lot.
There were only 2 shrimp left. And NO chicken.
I followed the recipe very closely, as well as the directions. There are only a couple minor changes I would make, and those are mainly in the preparation.
Overall, this was a winner. We WILL make it again!
Chicken tenderloins (cut into small chunks) and/or peeled shrimp...I used about 5 tenderloins and 1 1/2 pounds shrimp. The shrimp was just right, size wise. I wish I had prepared more chicken and will know for next time.
2 tbsp honey
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp minced garlic (I just minced a garlic clove)
minced fresh cilantro (optional in the original recipe, but I think personally is a MUST :)
juice of a lime
Since I used both chicken and shrimp, I doubled the ingredients for the marinade.
Mix the honey, soy sauce, vegetable oil, and garlic together. Add cilantro.
Place the mixture in a bowl or a gallon size ziplock. Then add chicken/shrimp to mixture.
Marinate the chicken/shrimp for 30 minutes (I do that in the fridge...I am terrified of food poisoning :).
Soak the skewers in water for at least five minutes.
At the end of 30 minutes (or longer), "thread" shrimp and chicken onto the skewers. I separated the food on the skewers since the chicken takes a little longer to cook than the shrimp does. Makes it easier to regulate and not burn the shrimp.
Grill for 6-8 minutes per side for chicken, 2-4 minutes for shrimp.
We had ours over the almond rice pilaf along with cheese filled breadsticks and carrots/Ranch.
Because I was running behind from my errands/outings, we didn't get to marinate the full amount of time. We will next time.
Like I said, it didn't stop us from eating it.
Two shrimps. That was all that was left...
Note: Just made this for the second time. Nothing left, and I even added more chicken this time! I also made an extra batch of marinade right before grilling (minus the cilantro and lime juice) since it is so easy to make and hubby brushed it on the skewers while grilling. It made the meat a little more moist and tasty. :)