Butterfly Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp is one of the best sources of selenium, a mineral that boosts the immune system. Serve these whimsical skewers with Citrusy Edamame and brown rice.

Quick & Easy Kid-Friendly Meals by Parents Magazine, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012.

Butterfly Shrimp Skewers

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    Ingredients

    6 2-inch strips orange bell pepper 1 to 2 tablespoons reduced-fat vinaigrette salad dressing
    12 medium peeled and deveined uncooked shrimp 12 cucumber slivers

    directions

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    • 1

      Soak six 8-inch wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes. Push a pepper strip into the center of each and cut two slits near the top. Place a shrimp on each side, as shown. Snip off the skewer’s pointy ends if serving to young kids.

    • 2

      Brush shrimp and peppers with vinaigrette and grill on a greased rack over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, turning once. When cool enough to handle, add small strips of cucumber to slits for the butterfly’s antennae. Makes 6 skewers.

    nutritional information

    Calories:
    21
    Fiber:
    0 g
    Fat:
    1 g
    Saturated Fat:
    0 g
    Calcium:
    8 mg
    Carbohydrates:
    2 g
    Protein:
    3 g
    Iron:
    0 mg
    Sodium:
    30 mg
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