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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Cooking Light ~ A Holiday Party

It is time for our monthly Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club. We all get together ~virtually~ and enjoy an evening with friends. This is one of the treats of blogging.
We find our recipes on Cooking Light . . . Out of oodles of recipes, I can always find something for our 'theme'.


This month we are having a holiday party. You will find plenty of 'light' goodies for your holiday party. Consider this a gift from me to you~
Marinated Herb Shrimp
3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
3/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
3 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tbs fresh orange juice
1 Tbs fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves
24 jumbo shrimp (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and deveined 2 bell peppers
Wooden skewers
Combine all the ingredients, except for shrimp, in a food processor; process until smooth. Place in a bowl; add shrimp, tossing to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Divide the peppers into large 1 inch chunks.
Preheat broiler to high.
Remove shrimp from marinade; thread shrimp and peppers onto each of the wooden skewers. Place skewers on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; top with any remaining marinade. Broil 5 inches from heat for 2 minutes on each side or until shrimp are done.
Imagine, if you only put a few on each skewer you have an appetizer. If you load the skewer and cook some rice. . . that's dinner!
Now let's see what everyone else has brought for our Holiday Party . . .
Jerry has Beef and Gorgonzola Toasts
Val is bringing Crab Cakes with a Red Pepper Mayonnaise
MaryAnn has made Honey Glazed Almonds
Roz has Mini Smoked Salmon Pizza's
Don't forget, that y'all are welcome to join in our virtual supper with the blog hop!


Y'all enjoy~
Sandi


3 comments:

Pam said...

Looks good and flavorful!

bellini said...

Mmm, they do look delectable Sandi. I can imagine their flavour!!!

Claudia Allen said...

Yum! Looks delicious!

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