Shrimp and Scallion Skewers with Creamy Grilled Pepper Sauce
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Grilled red pepper, scallions and lemon transform fat-free mayo into a colorful, flavorful dipping sauce for shrimp.
sweet red pepper(s)1 medium, cored and quartered
olive oil cooking spray3 spray(s)
fresh parsley1 cup(s), fresh, leaves (loosely-packed)
fat free mayonnaise½ cup(s)
uncooked scallion(s)7 medium, chop 1 and slice the others into 6 pieces each
lemon zest2 tsp, freshly grated
fresh lemon juice1 Tbsp
garlic clove(s)1 clove(s), medium
uncooked shrimp36 large, fresh, peeled
table salt½ tsp
black pepper½ tsp, freshly ground
- Preheat grill or grill pan. Coat red pepper with cooking spray. Grill, turning as needed, until lightly charred and tender, about 10 to 15 minutes.
- To make sauce, place grilled pepper quarters, parsley, mayonnaise, 1 chopped scallion, lemon zest, lemon juice and garlic in a food processor. Pulse until mixture is blended and ingredients are finely chopped; set aside.
- Thread 3 pieces each of shrimp and sliced scallions onto each of 12 metal skewers. (Note: If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before use to prevent charring.) Lightly coat shrimp and scallions with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
- Grill skewers, turning once, until shrimp are just cooked through, about 2 to 4 minutes. Yields 2 skewers and about 2 tablespoons of sauce per serving.