Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Tomato, Garlic & Herbs

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Tomato, Garlic & Herbs

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Tomato, Garlic & Herbs
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Tomato, Garlic & Herbs

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2

    tablespoons tomato paste

  • 6

    tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1

    large shallot, roughly chopped

  • 4

    large cloves garlic, roughly chopped

  • 1/4

    cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

  • 1

    tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried)

  • 1/4

    teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1-1/2

    teaspoons sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 2

    pounds jumbo shrimp (21-25 per pound), peeled and de-veined (leave tails on if desired)

Directions

To make the marinade, combine all of the ingredients except for the shrimp in a mini food processor or blender; blend until the mixture forms a smooth paste. Combine the shrimp and the marinade in a medium bowl and stir until shrimp are evenly coated. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes - 1 hour. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Meanwhile, thread the shrimp onto skewers (going through the top and bottom of each shrimp). Lightly dip a wad of paper towels in vegetable oil and, using tongs, carefully rub over grates several times until glossy and coated. Grill the shrimp skewers about 1-1/2 minutes per side. Be sure not to overcook! Serve hot, room temperature or cold. *If you're entertaining and want to get everything done ahead of time, you can thread the shrimp onto the skewers right after mixing with the marinade.

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