Flavor Your Life Shares a Diet-Friendly Recipe for Marinated Grilled Shrimp with Roasted Red Pepper Dip Prepared with Italian Olive Oil

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The European Union funded campaign Flavor Your Life shares a recipe made with Italian olive oil for marinated grilled shrimp with roasted red pepper dip.

Flavor Your Life, a European Union funded campaign dedicated to providing the latest in olive oil industry news, shares a diet-friendly recipe for marinated grilled shrimp with roasted red pepper dip that is prepared with Italian olive oil.

For the shrimp, this recipe requires:

¼ cup orange juice
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup finely chopped Italian parsley
2 tbsp. scallions, finely chopped
2 tsp. Ponzu sauce (or soy sauce)
1 lg. clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. orange zest
½ tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 lb. extra large or jumbo shrimp, peeled & deveined (about 24 shrimp)

For the roasted red pepper dip, the recipe requires:

1 cup (about 6 oz.) jarred roasted red peppers, drained
1 small clove of garlic
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. chopped scallion
½ tsp. Smoked Spanish paprika
½ tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. orange juice
2 oz. cream cheese cut into small pieces, softened

First, soak twelve 6-inch long bamboo skewers in water for about 20 minutes. Place all shrimp ingredients except for the shrimp a large zipper-style plastic freezer bag and shake for about fifteen seconds to combine. Place shrimp in the bag, seal, and shake to coat well with marinade. Then refrigerate 30-45 minutes.

Pre-heat the grill to a medium-high heat. Thread two shrimps onto each pre-soaked skewer. Grill for about 2-3 minutes per side or until pink and just cooked through. Serve warm with Roasted Red Pepper Dip and garnish with a sprinkle of additional chopped scallions, if desired.

For the dip, pulse the peppers and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients and process until mixture is smooth & well pureed.

Flavor Your Life, a campaign supported by the European Union, Unaprol and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing the latest in industry news and health information about European extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil enhances the flavors of your recipes while providing health benefits. Flavor Your Life campaign, the voice of olive oil production quality control, aims to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions when purchasing olive oil.


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