Sunday, June 22, 2014

Grilled Guava Shrimp Skewers

Since being in Miami, I have really been on a guava kick.
Guava is so delicious and has been called the "nectar of the gods."  It is sweet and makes you feel like you are in a tropical paradise.  Soooo good.

Finding guava fresh in the grocery store can be a little bit of a challenge.  But, you can always find guava in jars as a jelly in the jelly aisle or in the ethnic aisle of the grocery store.  Have no fear!
You can make these awesome

Grilled Guava Shrimp Skewers

The shrimp is so flavorful.  My daughter even commented about how nicely the marinade carmelized on the shrimp. (That girl is learning!)  This is how you make it...

Ingredients for guava shrimp marinade:
50 small or medium sized uncooked shrimp, peeled and tail removed
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp guava fruit spread (found in the jelly/jam section of grocery store)
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

Ingredients for guava dressing:
1/2 cup mayo
3 Tbsp guava fruit spread (found in the jelly/jam section of grocery store)
1 Tbsp soy sauce

Whisk together olive oil, honey, guava fruit spread and vinegar in a large bowl.  Add the shrimp and marinade in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile soak bamboo skewers in water.  Makes for easy shrimp removal and the wood won't burn as much on the grill.

For the guava dressing, mix together mayo, guava fruit spread and soy sauce.  Set aside in refrigerator until ready to use.

Remove shrimp from marinade and skewer on bamboo skewers.  Grill over a hot fire for 3-4 minutes per side or until shrimp turns pink.

Remove and lay on a bed of lettuce.  Drizzle the guava dressing over top.
The shrimp has this sweet, carmelized flavor.  I loved the guava sauce with the lettuce.  A very, light summer meal!

If you have never given guava a try, check it out.  It really does say summer.

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet,