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Thai Shrimp Brochette

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Ingredients
For marinade
  Sesame oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chili paste 2 Tablespoon, prepared
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly squeezed lime juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cilantro leaves 4 Tablespoon, washed and finely chopped
  Raw shrimp 12 Large, cleaned and deveined
For brochette
  Yellow bell pepper/Green bell pepper 1 , seeded and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  Red onion 1 , quartered
  Zucchinis 2 Small, cut in rounds
  Cherry tomatoes 12
For pineapple dipping sauce
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Purified water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Use Cold)
  Pineapple juice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Finely chopped green pepper/Red pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chili flakes 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chopped fresh pineapple 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cilantro 1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm), washed and stemmed (For Garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a bowl add water and dip twelve 6-inch wooden skewers for 1 hour.
2) In a medium mixing bowl add all marinade ingredients and mix.
3) In another bowl put shrimp.
4) In a separate bowl add vegetables.

MAKING
5) Pour half of the sauce over the shrimps and coat well with a spoon.
6) Pour remaining sauce on the vegetables and stir to coat.
7) On each skewer thread 1 piece of pepper, 1 coated shrimp, 2 chunks of red onion, 1 zucchini round, and 1 cherry tomato.
8) Baste the brochettes with the vegetable-coating sauce.
9) Place the skewers on the grill.
10) Baste with the sauce and cook for 2 1/2 minutes.
11) Turn over and baste again.
12) Cook for more 2 1/2 minutes.
13) If using a broiler, arrange brochettes on a baking tray.
14) Place at the middle rack of the oven and broil them.
15) Follow instructions for cooking over grill.
16) To prepare Pineapple Dipping Sauce, in a small bowl mix cornstarch with water.
17) Stir until the cornstarch dissolves completely.
18) In a small saucepan add pineapple juice, peppers, and chili flakes and bring to a boil.
19) Pour cornstarch and water mixture. Mix thoroughly.
20) Whisk the mixture for 3 minutes until thick.
21) Let stand for sometime to cool.
22) Gently fold in chopped pineapple.

SERVING
23) Arrange skewers on a platter on top of a bed of the cilantro leaves.
24) Pass Pineapple Dipping Sauce on the sides.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Thai
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Grilling
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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