Shrimp and Peach Kebabs with Habanero Honey Glaze

12/15/2009

Russ Faulk, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

Servings: 6
Course: Appetizers

Shrimp and Peach Kebabs with Habanero Honey Glaze

Our first foray into combining peach and habanero flavors was our delicious and popular Peach Bourbon Habanero Hot Wings. The wings, I am afraid, were pretty complicated, but I am happy to say these kebabs are a snap to make.

Instructions

Prepare the grill for direct grilling at about 500°F.Combine the honey and lime juice in a small, non-stick pan and warm up to a very low simmer over low heat.

Slice 2 to 4 habanero chiles in half and place in the honey mixture. Use 2 chiles for a mild version of the dish, more for added fire.

Let the chiles simmer in the honey while you prepare the kebabs. Be careful not to boil the honey.

Cut the bacon slices crosswise into square pieces. Skewer the shrimp, peach slices and bacon pieces, using a piece of bacon between each shrimp and peach slice.

Remove and discard the habaneros from the honey.

Grill the shrimp kebabs over direct heat on the grill for about 4 minutes per side until the shrimp and bacon are cooked through.

Baste ocassionally with the Habanero Honey Glaze along the way. Serve hot.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 to 4 habaneros, halved
  • About 6 thick slices of bacon
  • 18 shrimp, peeled (the bigger, the better)
  • 2 fresh peaches, pitted and sliced thick
  • 6 flat skewers, about 8 inches long

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