Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

This bold marinade can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes, making this dish ideal for those nights when you are looking for something quick and flavorful for dinner. Even if you don’t have the time to marinate the shrimp for an hour or more, I think giving them 20 minutes in the fridge would work out well. Just enough time to impart the essence of the marinade on the shrimp. If you don’t have a food processor, just finely mince the cilantro and combine in a bowl with a wisk. Serve with grilled vegetables and steamed jasmine rice.

What You Need:

1 lb large shrimp, tails removed
1/3 cup cilantro
6 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tsp lime zest
Juice of 1 lime
2 tsp honey or agave
Hot sauce to taste (we like it HOT!)
¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
4 skewers, soaked for 30 minutes in water

What To Do:

Combine oil, garlic, zest, juice, honey, hot sauce, pepper and cilantro in a small food processor and whirl away until smooth.

Next, combine marinade and shrimp in a large Ziploc bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 1-6 hours.

Impale shrimp on soaked skewers.

Grill on an outdoor grill for about 4 - 5 minutes.

Serve shrimp with lime wedges and hot sauce, garnished with freshly minced cilantro.

Serves 2-3

Bon App├ętit!


shannon (the daily balance) said...

this looks great! i love shrimp! although i'm not sure i'd be able to make mine look as pretty! your presentation is beautiful!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

:D Thanks Shannon!

TLHintheOC said...

Yeah! Sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it.

Shannon, you should try it for Richard. :)