Alambre De Camarones (Grilled Shrimp Skewers)

"I saw this recipe on the Self magazine website. Looks fabulous - would make such a nice pool side treat this summer! I thought I would store it here for safe keeping. If you try it, please let me know what you think! I'll keep you posted, if I get a chance to make these anytime soon!"
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8 skewers




  • Marinade: Add first 7 ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Marinade shrimp for 10 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  • Skewers: Cut onion into bite-sized chunks. Add 1 chili to skewer.
  • Add 1 shrimp, a chunk of onion and a cherry tomato on to each skewer; repeat two times.
  • Add second chili to end of skewer.
  • Season with salt.
  • Heat the electric or gas grill over high heat.
  • Place skewers on grill and close grill cover.
  • Cook skewers for about 5 minutes on each side until the onions are tender and the shrimp is cooked through.

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  1. The flavor is excellent but there is not enough marinade for the amount of shrimp, I had to double it and it was still barely enough. Other than that, a 5 star recipe.
  2. Very good marinade. I skewered the shrimp with red pepper, sweet onions and grape tomatoes. Yummy!
  3. O.K. Annie, I tried your recipe and all I can say is ZOWIE!!! Great recipe and the marinade worked super. I used jalapenos because that's all I had and found that one jalapeno on each end and one in the middle is simply to hot four my tastes. Could be because I did't remove the seeds and membrane. I'll use a milder pepper next time and do it right. There will be a next time!


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