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Bloody Mary Skewers

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American

DESCRIPTION

Garnishing your Bloody Mary with themed skewers are not only fun, but practical, too, with a mini snack stick ready to dip.
Each version makes 4 servings.


Ingredients

Scale

Caprese:

  • 4 wooden skewers
  • 1 (8 oz.) container ciliegine mozzarella (small cherry-sized balls)
  • 8 whole cherry tomatoes
  • 12 fresh, large basil leaves

Caesar Salad:

  • 4 wooden skewers
  • 4 anchovy fillets packed in oil
  • 12 (1-in.) pieces Romain lettuce
  • 4 extra-large croutons or toasted bread
  • 2 Tbsp. Caesar dressing
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Shrimp Fajita:

  • 4 wooden skewers
  • 3 Tbsp. fajita seasoning
  • 4 cooked, chilled jumbo shrimp
  • 4 (½-in.) pieces green bell pepper
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro with tender stems, divided
  • 4 cocktail onions

Instructions

For the Caprese Skewers:

  1. With the pointed end of one of the wooden skewers, pierce the center of one of the mozzarella balls, push ball toward the blunt end of the skewer, leaving about ¼-inch of the skewer exposed. 
  2. Add a basil leaf, followed by a tomato, another basil leaf, another mozzarella ball, another basil leaf, and another tomato, pushing each up toward the top of the skewer.
  3. Repeat process with remaining ingredients to create the additional skewers.

For the Caesar Skewers:

  1. With the pointed end of one of the wooden skewers, pierce the center of one of the anchovy fillets, push fillet toward the blunt end of the skewer, leaving about ¼-inch of the skewer exposed. 
  2. Add lettuce leaves, followed by crouton, pushing each up toward the top of the skewer.
  3. Dip one side of skewer into Caesar dressing; dip side with dressing into parmesan cheese.
  4. Repeat process with remaining ingredients to create the additional skewers.

For the Shrimp Fajita Skewers:

  1. Dredge shrimp in fajita seasoning and set aside.
  2. With the pointed end of one of the wooden skewers, pierce the center of one of the pieces of green pepper, push pepper toward the blunt end of the skewer, leaving about ¼-inch of the skewer exposed. 
  3. Add shrimp, one quarter of the cilantro, and one cocktail onion, pushing each up toward the top of the skewer.
  4. Repeat process with remaining ingredients to create the additional skewers.