Toss quick-cooking shrimp, juicy summertime plums and zesty jalapeños with a simple cilantro-lime marinade for a deluxe meal in minutes. If you like, use peaches or nectarines in place of the plums and red or green bell peppers for the jalapeños. Source: EatingWell Magazine, August/September 2006

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  • Whisk oil, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice and salt in a large bowl. Set aside 3 tablespoons of the mixture in a small bowl to use as dressing. Add shrimp, jalapenos and plums to the remaining marinade; toss to coat.

  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

  • Make 4 kebabs, alternating shrimp, jalapenos and plums evenly among four 10-inch skewers. (Discard the marinade.) Grill the kebabs, turning once, until the shrimp are cooked through, about 8 minutes total. Drizzle with the reserved dressing.


Equipment: Four 10-inch skewers

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; 8.2 g total fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 143 mg cholesterol; 360 mg sodium. 217 mg potassium; 6.2 g carbohydrates; 0.8 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 15.8 g protein; 457 IU vitamin a iu; 18 mg vitamin c; 27 mcg folate; 66 mg calcium; 30 mg magnesium;

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