Grilled shrimp is one of the fastest grilling recipes. It is excellent if you are not in for elaborate methods but want some lip-smacking savories for dinner. Grilled shrimp tossed with chimichurri sauce is finger-licking good and is worthy of sharing with friends and family, with minimum effort.
All you need is the correct ingredients and a griller. Prepare the sauce, toss the shrimps (or prawns if you prefer), and grill – it is that simple and all within less than half an hour. Prepare this dish and feel the otherworldly feel.
A simple grilled shrimp recipe to gorge on
Preparation time – 20 minutes
Cooking time – 10 minutes
Total time is taken- 30 minutes
Serves – 4 persons
- 1 lb of shrimp
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1 shallot, washed, peeled and chopped
- 2 cloves of peeled garlic, chopped
- 1/2 chopped jalapeno, for the spicy effect
- 1 cup of fresh chopped cilantro
- 1 cup of fresh chopped parsley
- 1/3 cup of fresh lime juice, approximately from 2 limes.
- salt and pepper, according to taste
Steps to follow
- Keeping in mind that shrimps cook very fast, you need to heat the grill at medium temperature.
- Chop the shallot, garlic cloves, and jalapeno into fine grains with the help of a food processor.
- Add into the processor the other ingredients except for the shrimps. Process the whole thing into a fine smooth paste, and don’t forget to add a pinch of salt and pepper to it.
- Take a bowl, put the shrimps into it with 1/3rd cup of chimichurri sauce, and toss nicely so that every piece of shrimp is generously coated with the sauce.
- Arrange the shrimp in skewers, or you can alternatively use foil strips in the case of loose shrimps or prawns. Place the skewers onto the grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes each side until the shrimps are nicely pink and soft with the blackened burnt effect.
- Serve them hot with the remaining chimichurri sauce. These are wholesome meal best served with brown rice or grilled veggies. This particular grilled recipe goes great with quinoa.
Foodies who are in for some sweet treat, but also are worried about their fat intake, seafood is the apt food for them. Seafood is rich in protein but is very low in fat count compared to other animal protein. Low in cholesterol, rich in vitamins and minerals—one cannot ask for more.
Some cool facts
The best shrimp and prawn providers of the world come from the south-east Asian countries. India and China are the most massive shrimps and prawn producers. With ample salty waters surrounding the states, the demands from them are never going low, which is also due to the excellent quality that they provide.