Grilled Shrimp with Melon and Pineapple Salsa


Makes 4 servings

1 pound raw shrimp, (16-20 per pound), peeled and deveined

2 Tbsp. canola oil, divided
2 tsp. finely grated fresh ginger, divided
2 tsp. minced seeded jalapeño, divided
2 cups finely diced firm ripe melon
1 cup finely diced fresh pineapple
1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup finely diced green bell pepper
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
3 Tbsp. vinegar
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh mint
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
4 large lettuce leaves, such as Boston or romaine
5 lime wedges
4 mint sprigs

Combine shrimp, 1 Tbsp. oil, 1 tsp. ginger and 1 tsp. jalapeño in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or up to 24 hours. Combine melon, pineapple, red and green bell pepper, onion, vinegar, chopped mint and salt in a large bowl with the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil, 1 tsp. ginger and 1 tsp. jalapeño. Refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. About 20 minutes before serving, preheat grill to high. Thread the shrimp onto skewers, piercing each twice, once through the tail end and once near the head end. Grill the shrimp until pink and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. When cool enough to handle, slide the shrimp off the skewers. To serve, arrange one large lettuce leaf on each dinner plate. Spoon salsa onto the lettuce and top with shrimp. Garnish each serving with a lime wedge and a mint sprig.

Nutritional Analysis per serving:211 calories, 8g fat, 19g protein, 16g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 352mg sodium