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Watermelon and Shrimp Cocktail Skewers
Courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood & Aquaculture
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 Min.
Cook Time: n/a
Chill Time: 1 Hr.
What you need:
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1/2 medium-sized watermelon, peeled, seeded and cubed (about 32 cubes)
32 large shrimp, cleaned, poached and chilled
1/2 bunch fresh basil leaves
1/2 c. rice vinegar (or mild-flavored vinegar)
1/4 c. peanut butter
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger (or 1 tsp. dried)
1 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
kosher salt to taste
fresh ground pepper to taste
8 6-in. bamboo skewers
What to do:
1. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar and the peanut butter until completely blended. Add in the garlic, ginger and soy sauce until fully combined. Taste sauce and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
2. Pour most of the dressing over the shrimp, reserving some sauce for dipping. Chill marinated shrimp for 1 hr.
3. To assemble, alternate shrimp, watermelon cubes and torn basil leaves on 8 skewers. Serve skewers with leftover sauce.

* Recipe Courtesy of Florida Department of Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.
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