How To Make Grilled Antipasto Skewers

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Amy Riolo demonstrates how to make grilled antipasto skewers.

    Amy Riolo: Crisp, juicy and sweet, grapes are always a crowd pleaser. Even better all three colors of grapes red, green and black are good for you too. Hi! I'm Chef Amy Riolo with culinary.

    net. We all love grapes as fresh snack, but grapes can also be enjoyed as a special ingredient. Today, I'm going to show you how to make grilled antipasto skewers, a flavorful way to enjoy California grapes. It's simple but elegant.

    You want to soak some long bamboo skewers in water for at least five minutes. This is to prevent them from catching fire when placed on the grill. For about 12 skewers you'll need 24 shrimp, 3 quarters pound of grapes form California, any color will work or a mix of colors, an eight ounce jar of cocktail onions and three ounces of prosciutto.

    Start by threading the skewers with the shrimp, grapes and onions alternating them in a pretty pattern. I like to start with one grape, followed with an onion then a shrimp, then two grapes, another onion, another shrimp and finish with two grapes and finally take a long ribbon of prosciutto and wind it throughout the ingredients on the skewer.

    Then after you've finished placing your skewers in a shallow dish, you can set those aside and we can begin to make our marinade. Add one crushed clove of garlic, one tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, one teaspoon of chopped fresh rosemary, one quarter teaspoon of salt and one quarter teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper to a small mixing bowl and whisk together.

    As you're whisking, gradually add 4 tablespoons of olive oil, brush half of the marinade on your skewers and be sure to cover all parts well, put them in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat your grill to high heat, then brush through remaining marinade on the skewers and you're ready to grill.

    Grill on a half fire for two minutes on each side or until shrimp is pink in color. Once you've finished grilling, you can serve them immediately. Here we have our grilled antipasto skewers with California grapes, a delicious new way to enjoy grapes.