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Rate this Recipe: Grilled Shrimp

Posted Sep 01 2010 4:00am

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Ingredients, grilling shrimp, final plateWe’re trying something new here at GovGab – once a month, I'll review a recipe from the government. Think Julie and Julia . Our first recipe is from FDA's Office of Women's Health : Diabetes Recipe Cards (also available in Spanish ). You can order this free recipe and other recipes online from the Federal Citizen Information Center.

Recipe: Grilled Shrimp with Pasta and Pineapple Salsa

I made a few tweaks:

  • I bought fresh pineapple, already cut instead of canned.
  • I used half of a green pepper instead of 1 jalapeno pepper.
  • I bought fresh, deveined shrimp; I just had to peel them so it saved me time. You can also buy a package of frozen shrimp already peeled and deveined; thaw it out according to the directions on the package.
  • I bought whole wheat rotini pasta to make it a little healthier. I cooked it according to the package.

Cooking experience:

I don’t own an outdoor grill, so I used an indoor grill pan, sprayed with cooking oil. I set the burner to medium-high.

This recipe required a lot of chopping, so I probably would make this on the weekend unless I pre-chopped everything beforehand. I also used a mini-chop to dice the onions - less tears for me.

It took me about an hour from start to finish. Maybe if my knife skills were better, it would’ve saved me time.

4 wooden spoonsRating: 4 out of 5

Me: "It’s a nice light dish. I definitely would make it again. You could also substitute the pasta with romaine lettuce for a nice salad."

Husband: "This dish would not be out of place at a seaside resort, say Hawaii. It has a great aroma and combination of sweet and crunchy. It’s tricky to get good balance with the pasta. The shrimp holds up well as a leftover."

Son: "Mmm...yummy!" (picked out and ate the pasta only).

So GovGab readers – wanna try this recipe out? Try it with the jalapeno pepper ! If you do, let us know what you think and leave a comment on this post.

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