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Pepitas Shrimp Skewers

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Pepitas are pumpkin seeds without the shell! You can roast and shell your own (maybe after a pumpkin carving?) or purchase them pre-roasted without shells (look in the bulk section of your grocery store). As with any seed or nut, they have lots of healthy fats and fiber!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Anaheim Chile, Roasted, Peeled And Seeded
  • ¼ cups Roasted Pepitas
  • 1 whole Garlic Clove, Pressed And Minced
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cups Canola Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Grated Cotija Cheese (or Shredded Parmesan)
  • 1 bunch Cilantro, Stemmed
  • 1-½ cup Lowfat Yogurt
  • 50 whole Shrimp, Peeled, Deveined, Tail-on

Preparation

Place all ingredients except cilantro, yogurt and shrimp in a blender or food processor. Blend about 10 seconds, then add cilantro little by little until blended smooth (reserve some cilantro for garnish if desired). Place yogurt in a medium stainless steel bowl and mix with a wire whip until smooth. Add the blended ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Add shrimp to the mixture. Refrigerate at least 3 hours. Twenty minutes prior to cooking, soak bamboo skewers in water (to prevent burning).

Preheat grill. Skewer 5-6 shrimp on each stick. Cook over medium heat until done (about 10-15 minutes).

Nutrition info per 2 tablespoons pepitas dressing/marinade: 101 calories, 6 g fat, 3 g protein, 3 g carbohydrates

Nutrition info per 8-9 shrimp: 55 calories, 1 g fat, 11.5 g protein, 0 g carbohydrate, 107mg cholesterol

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Lindsay {Eighty Twenty Dietitian} on 4.5.2011

I used unsalted pepitas!

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maddy on 4.3.2011

re the roasted pepitas: salted or unsalted? I usually get them at Trader Joes’s but I think they have both.

These shrimp look so yummy.

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lesia on 3.23.2011

Love that you gave us the nutritional info–definitely making this soon.

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Cooking Kimm on 3.21.2011

My mouth is watering reading this recipe. Printing it to give it a try.

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elisewinter on 3.16.2011

going to give these a try next weekend! looks yummy!

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elisewinter on 3.25.2011

loved it! going to pare it with Dancing Coyote Albarino (a dry white) for a small wine tasting party i’m having here. Delicious!

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