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Spicy Shrimp Boats


Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

MAKES 2 DOZEN
Prep Time: 20 min  

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 English cucumbers
  • 12 ounces peeled, cooked shrimp, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeño chile
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
  1. In a small glass bowl, microwave the vinegar and sugar for 30 seconds or until hot. Stir until the sugar dissolves, season with the salt and let cool.
  2. Peel the cucumbers and trim off the ends. Cut each crosswise into 12 rounds. Scoop out part of the flesh from each round.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the shrimp, jalapeño and mint. Add the vinegar dressing and toss. Spoon the shrimp mixture into the cucumber rounds.

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Top Sirloin Kabobs and Avocado Sauce


Recipe & picture courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Prep: 30 Min.
Marinate: 30 Min.
Grill: 10 Min.

  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated onion
  • 1-1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt or salt
  • 3 lb. beef top sirloin steak, about 1-inch thick
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, seeded, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup seedless (English) cucumber, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup dairy sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt or salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)
  1. In large bowl combine oil, granulated garlic and onion, oregano, pepper, and the 1/2 teaspoon salt; set aside. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat in 1-inch cubes. Add meat to oil mixture; toss to coat evenly. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, for Avocado Sauce, in food processor combine avocado, cucumber, mint, sour cream, lime juice, 1 tablespoon water, the 1 teaspoon salt, and cumin. Cover and process until nearly smooth, stopping to scrape sides as necessary. Transfer to serving bowl.
  3. Thread meat on skewers, leaving 1/4 inch between pieces. For charcoal grill, place steaks on rack directly over medium coals. Cover and grill 10 to 12 minutes for medium rare (145 degrees F), turning to brown evenly. (For gas grill, preheat grill. Grill as directed above.)

Test Kitchen Tip: Soak bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes before using.

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Cucumber-Mint Salad

Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

Serves 6
Prep Time: 5 min

  • 1 1/2 English cucumbers, peeled and chopped
  • One 5.3-ounce container Greek-style yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 12 mint leaves, thinly sliced, plus more leaves for garnish
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cucumbers, yogurt, lemon juice and sliced mint; season with salt. Top with mint leaves and season with pepper.

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