Grilled Tropical Fruit N Shrimp Crostini
This recipe was a finalist in the 2014 California Cook-Off Recipe Contest.
Calories per serving
- 1 can (15.25 oz.) DOLE® Tropical Fruit, drained, reserve juice
- 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
- 1-1/2 tablespoons honey, divided
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 6 oz. soft goat cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1/4 cup DOLE Red Onion(s), minced
- 12 large or jumbo uncooked shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 slices french baguette slices, diagonally sliced 1/3-inch thick
- 3 slices prosciutto, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
- Preheat gas grill to medium heat.
- Drain tropical fruit reserving juice. Stir 1/3 cup reserved fruit juice, vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey, and lime juice together, in small saucepan. Over high heat on grill side burner, bring mixture to boil; cook 3 minutes until syrup slightly thickens.
- Reserve 2 tablespoons syrup for basting; set aside. Stir goat cheese, remaining 1/2 tablespoon honey and cracked pepper, in small bowl, until well blended. Set aside.
- Dice drained fruit and toss with onion. Grease top of doubled layered sheet of foil with cooking oil and set on grill. Spread fruit mixture over foil, close lid, grill 3 minutes, turning once. Lift lid, turn fruit mixture, continue grilling until fruit is lightly charred. Remove from grill.
- Season shrimp with salt. Generously oil grill with cooking oil. Cook shrimp 4 to 5 minutes or until done, turning and basting shrimp with 2 tablespoons syrup the final minute of grilling. Remove shrimp to a plate; cool slightly then remove tails.
- Clean and oil grill. Place baguette slices and prosciutto on oiled grill. Grill baguette slices on both sides until golden; remove to work surface. Grill prosciutto until crisp; remove to paper towels to drain.
- Re-heat syrup if too thick. Over each baguette, spread goat cheese, top equally with fruit mixture. Place grilled shrimp upright in center of each, crumble prosciutto over each, drizzle with syrup and sprinkle with thyme.