Grilled Jalapeno and Lime Shrimp Skewer

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Josephine Quick

By
@Kayliann

If possible use flat metal skewers that are at least 14 inches long for this recipe. Can also add a glaze to the shrimp when finished. Great flavor!

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With juicy citrus flavor and a bit of heat from the jalapenos, you're going to fall in love with this shrimp recipe. It's delicious and super easy to prepare! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    extra-large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/2 tsp
    sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced fresh cilantro
  • MARINADE FOR SHRIMP

  • 2
    jalapeno chilies, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 6 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp
    grated lime zest plus 5 tablespoons juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    organic sea salt

How to Make Grilled Jalapeno and Lime Shrimp Skewer

Step-by-Step

  1. For Marinade: Process all ingredients in food processor until smooth, about 15 seconds. Reserve 2 tablespoons marinade; transfer remaining marinade to medium bowl.
  2. For Shrimp: Pat shrimp dry with paper towels. To butterfly shrimp, use paring knife to make shallow cut down outside curve of shrimp. Add shrimp to bowl with marinade and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes up to 1 hour.
  3. Prepare your grill, clean and oil so the shrimp want stick. Thread marinated shrimp on skewers. (Alternate direction of each shrimp as you pack them tightly on skewer to allow about a dozen shrimp to fit snugly on each skewer.)
  4. Sprinkle 1 side of skewered shrimp with sugar. Grill shrimp, sugared side down, over hot side of grill, until lightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip skewers and move to cool side of grill and cook, covered until other side of shrimp is no longer translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and toss with reserved marinade. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

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About Grilled Jalapeno and Lime Shrimp Skewer

Course/Dish: Fish Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy



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