Shrimp & Plum Kebabs

August/September 2006, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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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.

"My wife (who rarely cooks) made this simple dish last night. The plums suck up the jalapeno spice nicely and char up perfectly on a hot grill. Served over some rice (with jalepeno and lime also). Well done Kelly! "
Shrimp & Plum Kebabs

Makes: 4 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, or toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 raw shrimp, (8-12 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 3 jalapeño peppers, stemmed, seeded and quartered lengthwise
  • 2 plums, pitted and cut into sixths


  1. 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, jalapeños and plums to the remaining marinade; toss to coat.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  3. Make 4 kebabs, alternating shrimp, jalapeños 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.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Equipment: Four 10-inch skewers


Per serving: 194 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 221 mg cholesterol; 5 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 24 g protein; 1 g fiber; 446 mg sodium; 292 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (64% daily value), Iron & Vitamin C (20% dv).

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 very lean meat, 1 fat

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