This wasn’t the recipe I intended to follow, but it turned out great! Instead of the mushrooms on the skewers, I grilled two marinated portobellos beside the kabobs! Since I only had smaller shrimp I made do, but I would have preferred the larger ones… If you are a friend on Facebook, you saw the photo… Check out Kramer’s Culinary Blog by clicking on the link below.
Herb and Garlic Seafood Kabobs Kramers Culinary Blog
Herb Garlic Marinade
- 4 gloves of garlic, peeled
- 2 tsp chopped rosemary
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- 2 tsp thyme
- ¼ chopped onion
- juice from ½ lime
- ½ cup olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 8 large shrimp peeled & divined
- 8 large scallops
- 8 slices of bacon
- 8 oz baby bella mushrooms
- 6 oz red pearl onions, peeled
- 1 red bell pepper, cut in 1 inch dices
- 2 zucchini, sliced length wise
- 2 yellow squash, sliced length wise
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper
- For the marinade combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend thoroughly until creamy. Set a side.
- Wrap scallops with bacon. If the bacon is to wide simply cut it length wise in half.
- Prepare rosemary skewers by striping of the leaves of the sprig, but leaving about 2 inches on the tip or use well soaked wooden ones.
- Assemble seafood kabobs the way it’s shown at the bottom of the page under “Lining Up”.
- Smother herb garlic marinade over the entire seafood kabob on both sides. Rest kabobs on a plate covered with plastic wrap and keep cool.
- Marinate the zucchini and yellow squash including the left over vegetables such as the mushrooms & onions with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Grill vegetables for about 3 minutes on each side over medium to high heat.
- Grill seafood kabobs on high heat for about 3-4 minutes on each side.
- Allow kabobs to rest in a warm spot for a few minutes than serve immediately with the grilled vegetables. Serve with Chipotle tomato mayonnaise. They were just fine without the Chipotle Mayonnaise!
Lining up skewers – tomato, onion,shrimp.scallop,pepper,shrimp.scallop, mushroom, tomato
Remember to soak your wooden skewer sticks for several hours!!