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Comté and Shrimp Skewers

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Secondary-shrimpskewers


Author:
Nicki Sizemore
Recipe type:Appetiser
Serves:12 skewers

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground fennel
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 12 1-inch cubes of Comté
  • 1 teaspoon butter

Forget any notions about not combining fish with cheese! Comté is a surprisingly splendid match for seafood such as shrimp, scallops and trout. In this dish, Comté gets marinated in olive oil, lemon juice and seasonings and is combined with sautéed shrimp for an unforgettable combination!

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, ground cumin, ground fennel and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour half of the marinade over the shrimp and toss to combine. Pour the rest of the marinade over the Comté and toss to coat.
  2. Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes per side, or until pink and just cooked through. Transfer to a plate to cool slightly.
  3. Thread a shrimp onto a small wooden skewer or toothpick, followed by a piece of the marinated Comté. Line on a platter or on plates and serve.
  4. Bon appétit!

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