Garlic Tomato and Shrimp Kebabs

1-1/4 lb. (about 3 med.) tomatoes
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. crushed garlic
1 tsp. Italian seasoning, crushed
3/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined (12 oz. peeled)*
1-1/3 cup zucchini cut in 1/4 inch thick slices
1-1/4 cup mushrooms cut in quarters

Use tomatoes held at room temperature until fully ripe. Cut into wedges (makes about 3 cups); set aside. In a shallow baking dish combine oil, vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper. Add shrimp, turning to coat. let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Preheat broiler to hot. Thread shrimp onto skewers alternating with zucchini, mushrooms and reserved tomatoes. Place on a broiler pan; broil 4 to 5 inches from heat until shrimp are just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once and brushing occasionally with marinade. Serve with steamed rice, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

*Or substitute 12 ounces boned and skinned chicken breasts (cutlets), cut in chunks.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana