Week #11 of Kendra's Cooking Challenge: Spicy Glazed Shrimp, Vegetable Kabobs, and Grilled Banana Boats

We had Myla over for dinner tonight so we made a whole meal for tonight's challenge.  Not only was the meal pretty good, Dan and I had a nice time chatting with one of our dearest friends :)

Spicy Glazed Shrimp and Vegetable Kabobs (www.myrecipes.com)


  • 16 7-8 inch wooden skewers
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled, jumbo-size raw shrimp with tails (16-20 count)
  • 1 tablespoon Caribbean Jerk seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 yellow squash, cut into 1/4 - 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 zucchini, cut into 1/4 - 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Soak wooden skewers in water. Stir together honey and spicy brown mustard. Toss shrimp with Caribbean Jerk seasoning, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Thread onto 8 skewers.

Thread squash slices, zucchini slices, and red bell pepper pieces onto remaining skewers.

Brush vegetable kabobs with 1 tablespoon olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Grill kabobs, covered with grill lid, over 350 to 400 degrees (medium high) heat. Grill vegetables 15 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally.  Grill shrimp 2 minutes on each side or just until shrimp turn pink.

Baste shrimp with honey mixture. Serve immediately.

We ended up serving the meal with some white rice.  It was pretty darn good I thought.  I hope Myla enjoyed it as much as we did.  Dan rated this meal a 9!

I also really wanted to make something called Banana Boats.  I saw this dessert online and thought it looked fun.  However, I would not say that any of us were too impressed with the outcome.

Grilled Banana Boats (www.aggieskitchen.com)


  • Bananas (one per person)
  • different kinds of candy you would like to add  
Start by laying your banana on its side, using a pairing knife gently slice through the skin and banana making sure to not cut through to the other side.

Once you've made your slice, tuck in your goodies.  You can use whatever suits you.  We used Reese's pieces, chocolate chips, nuts, and marshmallows.

My Banana Boat

Myla's Banana Boat

Dan's Banana Boat

Place them on the hot grill over indirect heat and cook until soft and skins are black. You have to check and touch them a bit.

The banana boats were okay, but not something I would want to make again.  Dan rated this dessert a 6!  YIKES!

1 comment:

Myla Denise said...

Just wanted to confirm that I did enjoy dinner as much as you and Dan! I thought it was delicious! Thanks again for having me.