Shrimp Wrapped With Zucchini & Bacon
A delicious take on shrimp with a vegetable and of course the ever popular bacon
3 TLBS coarsely chopped basil
2 TLBS extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
1 large garlic clove, minced
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
4 medium zucchini (5 to 6 ounces), halved lengthwise, then sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick
3/4 pound slab bacon, sliced 1/4 inch thick and cut crosswise into 1 1/2- inch squares
Here’s What To Do:
In a bowl, combine the basil with 2 TLBS of the olive oil and the garlic. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Add the shrimp and turn to coat.
In a shallow bowl, generously brush the zucchini slices on both sides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; let stand for 5 minutes to soften.
In a skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side. Drain.
Working at the tip of a 12-inch skewer, pierce the very end of a zucchini slice. Swing the zucchini to the side and skewer a shrimp, then loop the zucchini slice around the shrimp and pierce the zucchini slice to secure it around the shrimp. Add another shrimp, wrap the rest of the zucchini slice around it and secure it on the skewer them add a bacon square. Repeat the threading, using 2 more zucchini slices, 4 more shrimp and 2 more bacon squares. Thread the remaining ingredients to make eight skewers.
Start a grill to medium high heat. Oil the grill and grill four skewers at a time over high heat for about 2 minutes per side, or just until the shrimp are cooked through and the zucchini are still crunchy. Serve hot.
What Goes With What Wines Selections
Fournier Sancerre Belles Vignes, ’06 Loire France (Sauvigon_Blanc)
The wine has the classic sauvignon flavors of green apple fruit yet it’s got a rich and mellow flavor also. $19.99
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Schloss Vollarads Riesling ‘07, Rheingau Germany (Riesling)
A wine that is sweet and tart at the same time without sliding to either extreme. It has flavors of melon, pear, apple, and pineapple, with yeasty undertones. $18.99