Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Father's Day Feast: Spicy Shrimp, Tomato & Sausage Kabobs

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day Feast: Spicy Shrimp, Tomato & Sausage Kabobs

I modeled our Father's Day dinner after this cover of Bon Appetit magazine. In the end, mine probably didn't look as pretty as this photograph, but they sure tasted good!


The husband loves shrimp, and we don't eat it at home....like, ever. So, I thought I'd be nice and pick up a bag of it (on sale for $4!) the other day when I was at the store. I highly recommend this recipe when you are stick of grilling the same old burger and brat this summer.

Spicy Shrimp, Tomato & Sausage Kabobs
shrimp
grape tomatoes
sausage (I used Al Fresco's sun dried tomato & asiago links)
2 c. italian dressing
2 T. fresh garlic
1/4 t. red pepper flakes
wooden or metal screwers

Assemble shrimp, tomatoes and sausage on screwers. In large dish, that can fit all kabobs, pour in 1 c. of italian dressing, garlic and red pepper flakes. Lay in screwers and toss to coat. Pour remaining 1 c. dressing on top. Cover with lid and marinate.

I marinated mine all day, but you could easily do this overnight or just for a few hours.

Grill for 4-5 minutes a side on super hot grill.


We enjoyed this with a mix of a spinach and iceberg lettuce salad, and dessert! I went the easy route and baked a heart shaped chocolate chip cookie. Gosh, the husband is so particular about his "chocolate chip cookies". He likes them with minimal chocolate chips, kinda doughy, and when in bar form eats all the ones out of the center and leaves the edges.


Guess what? He claimed dessert was "the best I had ever made". Little did he know it was simply the Nestle Toll House recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag. Ha - reminds me of Friends, when Pheobe thought she had her grandma's winning recipe, when all along it was from Nestle Toll House!

And he did eat out the whole center, leaving another heart cut-out in the middle. Boys.

So, that was our night, hope yours was just as good! I get a little "me" time later today to head to the library and work on some writing projects.......enjoy your Monday!

18 comments:

  1. That heart shaped cooked is so cute. :) I actually enjoy cookies more when they are in bar shape!

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  2. Those kabobs look awesome! We are going to have to try this...I'm getting tired of burgers and chicken, so this would be a great change!! And the cookie is too cute! Love it!

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  3. Yummy looking meal....especially the heart shaped cookie!

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  4. Those kabobs look awesome! I love shrimp on the grill.. it brings out the natural sweetness and is just so good!

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  5. i love making kebabs! you can put whatever you want in them and that makes me happy. the al fresco sausages are tasty :)

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  6. I think regardless of how complicated/easy the recipe is, food always tastes better when it's from the heart. :)

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  7. I love the heart shaped cookie! Reminds me of something you'd buy in the cookie stands at the mall, but without all the frosting!

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  8. What delicious kebabs! A combo of my two most favorites! And the heart cookie is cute - I like the middle pieces too.

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  9. Love the kababs! I also love when I find a winning recipe right on the package! ;)

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  10. Those kabobs look delicious, I have to try shrimps on them too :)

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  11. what a great meal! those look delicious!

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  12. i totally remember that episode of friends!!! LOVE it. so funny!

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  13. what a great meal! those look delicious!

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  14. Love the kababs! I also love when I find a winning recipe right on the package! ;)

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  15. Those kabobs look awesome! I love shrimp on the grill.. it brings out the natural sweetness and is just so good!

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