I found this recipe in the Food and Drink Magazine (put out by the LCBO – Liquor Control Board of Ontario). I love their magazine as it is beautifully art directed. While I followed this recipe closely I did alter a couple of things which I will mention in the recipe below. Was a great summer meal and ready in about 30 minutes.
Ingredients: Serves 4
(Please note I am providing the recipe the way I prepared it – the magazine called for 1/4 cup of olive oil – I just used enough to brush over the shrimp and veg and a bit over the beans. I also added the vegetables which were not in the recipe.)
1 lb. uncooked shrimp peeled
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1/3 cup of chopped fresh tarragon leaves
Olive oil to brush over shrimp, vegetables and drizzle over the beans
1 can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 ripe ataulfo mango diced (magazine called for wedges which we did but then we cut it up as it was better mixed into the whole meal)
2 green onions slices thinly
Pepper to taste 9I used lemon pepper for added lemon flavour)
1 garlic clove crush or minced
Splash of hot sauce (optional)
2 medium sized zucchini (1/4″ slices maximum)
1 pepper (I used yellow as it was on hand – any colour will do)
Preheat BBQ to medium high. While BBQ is heating combine shrimp, 2 tbsp of the lemon juice and 1 tbsp of the chopped tarragon in a bowl along with a drizzle of olive oil and toss to coat. (You can do this ahead of time too if you like)
Place beans, diced mango, green onions and remained of the tarragon in a large bowl and toss.
Skewer the shrimp in any order with the vegetables you like – BBQ about 2-3 minute per side – till pink (hint – if you slice the zucchini no more than 1/4″ thick then they will grill along with the peppers and shrimp – if they are too thick they will take too long). You can grill the vegetables separately from the shrimp if you like too.
Add remaining lemon juice, garlic and hot sauce to bean mixture with a pinch of pepper (I don’t use salt as canned beans have salt already in them). Plate with beans on the bottom and skewers on top or take shrimp and veg off skewers and mix in bowl.
We started with them on the skewers for visual effect then decided to take them off and just mix it all up in the bowl – hence the separate pictures of how it was served.