CEimB Spiced Shrimp Skewers

by Joanne on March 25, 2010

Before I get into the Ellie Krieger recipe of the week, I just have to share my new Apple Crumbles stuff from the Apple Crumbles store at Cafe Press. So cool! 

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Anyway…on to this weeks CEimB recipe…

This weeks recipe is actually “Spiced Chicken and Grape Skewers” but that didn’t happen in my kitchen.  You can find the recipe on the blog of Elina, Healthy and Sane, this weeks CEimBer who chose the dish.  The recipe may also be found on the Food Network


An interesting recipe and I’m sure it would have been superb with the sweet, plump, juicy green grapes but I didn’t want to buy a bunch of grapes only to use 3/4 cup.  You see I would have to cut the recipe in half and make it only for Ted who would eat chicken.  The rest of those grapes would go to waste. We are not big on grapes in our house.

Instead of chicken, I used 16 oz of Jumbo Shrimp.  Instead of grapes, I used cherry tomatoes. I added mushrooms as well.  To impart the sweet taste into the dish, I tied a strip of cut and sliced sugar cane around each prepared skewer.

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Ted grilled the prepared skewers on the outside grill (FINALLY, warm enough weather to use our outside grill!).  The shrimp took about 2 minutes per side. I actually wasn’t out there so I am assuming that’s all they took.

We weren’t thrilled with the flavor.  The sugar cane did offer a sweetness to the dish.  Unfortunately I’m not a fan of cumin or maybe it’s cumin and coriander together?  I like it in hummus…just not on my shrimp.  It hung around in my mouth a bit too long after dinner was done. 


You can usually tell when I’m not big on a dish because my photos aren’t so good.

Oh well, ya win some, ya lose some. 



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  • At 2010.03.25 10:04, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

    I love cumin, but I don’t think it goes so well with seafood.
    .-= Lori (Finding Radiance)´s last blog ..Waffle Wednesday! =-.

    • At 2010.03.25 10:22, Dawn Hutchins said:

      You know I love shrimp but for some reason I rarely cook with it. I think that needs to be my next goal.
      .-= Dawn Hutchins´s last blog ..From the Pantry. Hearts of Palm Salad. =-.

      • At 2010.03.25 11:13, Liz said:

        Aww, sorry you didn’t like this one! Another friend of mine suggested pineapple instead of grapes for next time, and I think that would have worked well but the tomatoes were a great idea too.
        .-= Liz´s last blog ..CEiMB: Spiced Chicken and Grape Skewers =-.

        • At 2010.03.25 11:29, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

          love the cute clothes!
          what a great idea with the sugar cane-very clever……sorry the dish did not turn out.
          have a great day 🙂

          • At 2010.03.25 12:10, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

            Jumbo shrimps are soooo gooood 🙂
            .-= Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear´s last blog ..I’ll Be Back =-.

            • At 2010.03.25 14:38, Joanne said:

              Lori: I seem to keep forgetting that. 🙁

              Dawn: You make awesome dishes – can’t wait to see what you do with shrimp.

              Liz: I like the idea of pineapple. 🙂

              Kalli: Thanks.

              Anne: I know – love shrimp!

              • At 2010.03.25 21:28, Pam (@ TotalHealthCounseling) said:

                Love your store front items 🙂

                • At 2010.03.26 09:15, Joanne said:

                  Pam: Thank you

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