Prep 8 mins
Cook 8 hrs
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.
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro
- 8 medium chopped scallions
- 2 green chilies (optional)
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 pinch turmeric
- 3 lbs large shrimp
- coarse salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- chili powder
- lime, quartered
- fresh cilantro
- In a blender or food processor place the cilantro leaves and stems, scallions, chilies, garlic, lime juice, cumin, and turmeric.
- Puree, adding a little water if necessary to achieve the desired consistency.
- Peel the shrimp, leaving the tail intact.
- Devein them, place them in a bowl, and toss with the cilantro puree.
- Marinate for 8-12 hours.
- Prepare a moderately hot charcoal fire.
- When ready to cook, scoop up the shrimp so that more of the marinade remains on one side of each one.
- Place the shrimp marinade-side up pon the grill.
- Cook until almost done, about 2 minutes.
- Turn shrimp over and cook quickly on marinade side, about 1 minute.
- Remove shrimp from grill.
- Divide shrimp among serving plates.
- Pass garnishes at table.
- Each guest should sprinkle the shrimp with coarse salt, pepper, chili powder, a squeeze of lime juice, and a few cilantro leaves.
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.
This is absolutely fabulous. I added some plain yogurt to give it an extra kick!
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.