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    Grilled Shrimp With Lime-Cilantro Marinade

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    8 hrs 8 mins

    8 mins

    8 hrs

    JoJoStar's Note:

    Shrimp are magnificent with the lime-and-cilantro flavors of Mexican food...a cold margarita will only reinforce that bond. Enjoy these at your next bar-b-q and you will be a hit! Dean and Deluca.

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    FOR GARNISH

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a blender or food processor place the cilantro leaves and stems, scallions, chilies, garlic, lime juice, cumin, and turmeric.
    2. 2
      Puree, adding a little water if necessary to achieve the desired consistency.
    3. 3
      Peel the shrimp, leaving the tail intact.
    4. 4
      Devein them, place them in a bowl, and toss with the cilantro puree.
    5. 5
      Marinate for 8-12 hours.
    6. 6
      Prepare a moderately hot charcoal fire.
    7. 7
      When ready to cook, scoop up the shrimp so that more of the marinade remains on one side of each one.
    8. 8
      Place the shrimp marinade-side up pon the grill.
    9. 9
      Cook until almost done, about 2 minutes.
    10. 10
      Turn shrimp over and cook quickly on marinade side, about 1 minute.
    11. 11
      Remove shrimp from grill.
    12. 12
      Divide shrimp among serving plates.
    13. 13
      Pass garnishes at table.
    14. 14
      Each guest should sprinkle the shrimp with coarse salt, pepper, chili powder, a squeeze of lime juice, and a few cilantro leaves.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 12, 2011

      55

      Excellent marinade! When in a hurry, I have found the marinated shrimp can be tossed into a hot frying pan and quickly sauteed. The moisture from the shrimp makes a quick sauce to dribble into freshly made corn tortillas for great cliantro-lime-shrimp tacos.

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    • on August 24, 2009

      55

      This is absolutely fabulous. I added some plain yogurt to give it an extra kick!

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    • on June 21, 2009

      45

      if you love Baja Mexican food - keep this recipie. Just made these on skewers on the grill and even my non-shrimp eating kids ate them. I plan on making these for some tacos.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grilled Shrimp With Lime-Cilantro Marinade

    Serving Size: 1 (232 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 173.7
     
    Calories from Fat 22
    13%
    Total Fat 2.5 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    1%
    Cholesterol 286.4 mg
    95%
    Sodium 1293.8 mg
    53%
    Total Carbohydrate 4.5 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    3%
    Sugars 0.5 g
    2%
    Protein 31.6 g
    63%

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