Asian Grilled Shrimp With Pear Relish

Yield: Makes 24 Main Dish Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Pacific Northwest Canned Pear juice
  • 1 cup Soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Dark sesame oil
  • 2-4 tablespoons Chili-garlic sauce
  • 1/4 cup Ginger pickled and minced
  • 144 pieces Shrimp peeled and deveined (16 count/lb.)
  • 48 Bamboo skewers soaked in water
  • 24 Baby bib lettuce leaves
  • 1 1/2 quart Pear Relish*
  • 1 cup Dark sesame oil
  • 24 Fresh cilantro sprigs
  • *Pear Relish (3 cups)
  • 1 1/4 quart Pacific Northwest Canned Pears finely diced (juice reserved for marinade)
  • 2/3 cup Cilantro minced
  • 1/2 Red onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup Rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Chili-garlic sauce
  • METHOD

    In container with lid whisk together Pear juice, soy sauce, vinegar, oil, chili sauce and ginger; add shrimp, toss to coat, cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally. Before cooking, remove shrimp from marinade and drain. Weave shrimp evenly onto skewers, 3 shrimp per skewer. To Prepare: Grill 2 skewers per serving to order over medium-high heat. To Serve: For each serving, place lettuce leaf on plate and mound 1/4 cup Pear Relish* over leaf. Top with 2 shrimp skewers and drizzle with 2 tsp. sesame oil. Garnish with fresh cilantro sprig. Serving Suggestions: Serve with green sticky rice (cooked medium grain rice mixed with minced chives, parsley, cilantro, basil and scallion) and additional pear slices or halves, if desired. Or these may be served as appetizers individually on a skewer with a finely processed Pear Relish* as a dipping sauce. *PEAR RELISH: In bowl, combine all ingredients; toss to mix well; cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before using as directed. Mixture may be processed slightly to make texture smoother to serve as a dipping sauce.

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)
    Calories: 288
    Calories from Fat: 125
    Fat: 14g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 252mg
    Sodium: 1492mg
    Carbohydrate: 12g
    Dietary Fiber: 1g
    Sugar: 10g
    Protein: 29g
    Vitamin A: 13% DV
    Vitamin C: 16% DV
    Calcium: 6% DV
    Potassium: 9% DV
    Iron: 25% DV