This dish was inspired by a recipe we found in Stephanie Izard’s ‘Gather & Graze’ cookbook. Hers calls for squash blossoms for the casings; however, not being able to find any we swapped them out for jalapeños.
We were introduced to these bite-sized hors d’oeuvres at our friends’ wedding. After trying one, we immediately stationed ourselves by the door of the kitchen to intercept the waitress as she came back out with reloaded platters. They were just too good to warrant any self-control.
Ponzu has a very unique flavor profile. Salty at first with a vinegary, citrus finish. We’ve added some cayenne and pepper flakes to ours, which tastes great with the tuna if you don’t have wasabi.
Everything tastes better on a stick… especially shrimp! Line ‘em up and fire up the grill, here’s a fun, seafood kabob recipe perfect for summer.