How to Make Summer Skewers July 11, 2016

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Summer skewers make for an unforgettable summer party setup. What are you waiting for? 

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We present to you the perfect summer skewer complete with mouth-watering recipes to impress your guests before they even take a bite of food. HelloFresh’s expert chef Freida, aka the skewer master, has perfected the art of pairing fruit with meat. Feel free to toss these sweet and savory gems into the broiler or onto the grill – up to you!

Chipotle Shrimp Skewers with Charred Pineapple and Red Peppers

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Ingredients

  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1/4 oz Cilantro
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Lime
  • 3/4 lb Shrimp
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder
  • 4 oz Cubed Pineapple
  • 4 Skewers (10-inch)
  • 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Soak the skewers in a shallow dish of water. Preheat the broiler to high. Core, seed, and dice the pepper into 3/4-inch cubes. Halve, peel, and dice the shallot into 3/4-inch pieces. Finely chop the cilantro, reserving a few leaves for garnish. Mince or grate the garlic. Halve the lime.
  2. Toss the shrimp in a large bowl with the bell pepper, shallot, garlic, chipotle powder, pineapple, cilantro, and a drizzle of olive oil. Season generously with salt and pepper. Thread the shrimp, peppers, pineapple, and shallot onto the skewers, alternating between each.
  3. Place the skewers onto a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil about 5 minutes per side. Finish with a squeeze of lime and the reserved cilantro leaves. Enjoy!

Jerk Chicken Skewers with Peach and Red Onion

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Ingredients

  • 12 oz Chicken Thighs (Boneless and Skinless)
  • 1 Tablespoon Jerk Seasoning
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Peach
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1/4 oz Cilantro
  • 2 Teaspoons Oil

Instructions

  1. Soak the skewers in a shallow dish of water. Preheat the broiler to high. Halve, peel, and chop half the onion into 1-inch cubes. Halve, pit, and slice the peach into wedges. Cut the lemon into wedges. Roughly chop the cilantro. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Toss the chicken, jerk seasoning, red onion, and a drizzle of oil together in a medium bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Thread the skewers with the chicken, onion, and peach slices. Place onto a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil about 5 minutes per side, until cooked through and slightly charred. Finish with a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of cilantro. Enjoy!

Looking for a sweeter skewer?  Check out our Ultimate S’Mores Dip (on a stick)!

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2 comments

Susan says:

Hello
The chipotle shrimp skewers with charred
pineapple and red peppers, sounds delicious! Unfortunately the amount of garlic was left out of the recipe. I would love to try my hand at making these, however I am a bit hesitant since I don’t know how much garlic to use. Will you please share with all of us how much garlic we are supposed to add? I dont want to overpower the other ingredients by guessing. I also do not want to omit the garlic, since it does go so well with shrimp.
Thank you, ever so much!
Susan….. Washington State.

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Hi Susan – good eye! Sorry about that confusion. Please use 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped. Enjoy 🙂

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