rhubarb is growing beautifully in my garden today. since rhubarb is not one of the most widely used and accepted flavors from the garden, i decided to try something totally different for dinner. i found a recipe for rhubarb glazed shrimp which used the celery like stalks of rhubarb as a glaze. remember, the rhubarb leaves are HIGHLY poisonous.
this recipe was delicious, and super easy to put together. the cook time on the rhubarb was less than five minutes from stalk to glaze. amazing. i used my stove top grill, but this dish could also be prepared on the barbecue grill for summer.
to make the dish: cut about one cup of rhubarb stalks, which look red more than green. place in a saucepot. add 1 tablespoon of minced ginger, minced garlic, and hoisin sauce. add 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce.
heat until the rhubarb begins to break down, about three minutes after the temperature is up to boiling. stir and do not walk away. when the glaze has formed, remove from the heat and begin to grill the shrimp.
use the glaze as a basting sauce and cook all the shrimp until done. i garnished the dish with chopped green onions from my garden and served over rice. the glaze could also be used as a dipping sauce if desired.
this type of sauce could also be used on chicken or pork as well. rhubarb glazed shrimp is very low in fat, carbohydrates and calories.