Green Lightning Shrimp

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READY IN: 51mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse shrimp under cold running water; drain and blot dry with paper towels.
  • Peel and devein shrimp; thread shrimp onto 2 parallel skewers, using 2 skewers for each kabob.
  • Arrange kebabs in a nonreactive baking dish.
  • Set aside 3 tablespoons of the cilantro; place remaining cilantro, jalapenos, scallions, chopped garlic, salt, black pepper, and cumin in a food processor; finely chop.
  • With the machine running, add the olive oil and lime juice through the feed tube and puree to a bright green paste.
  • Pour this marinade over the shrimp; let marinate in the refrigerator, covered, for 30 minutes, turning the kebabs several times so they marinate evenly.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; add in minced garlic and the 3 tablespoons cilantro; cook until the garlic is fragrant and sizzling, but not browned, about 2 minutes.
  • Keep the garlic cilantro butter warm until ready to use.
  • Set up grill for direct grilling and preheat.
  • When ready to cook, brush and oil the grill grate.
  • Drain the marinade from the shrimp kebabs; discard marinade.
  • Place the shrimp kebabs on the hot grate and grill until just cooked through, 1-3 minutes per side, basting with the garlic cilantro butter.
  • When done, the shrimp will turn pinkish white and feel firm to the touch.
  • Transfer the grilled shrimp to a platter or plates; pour any of the remaining butter sauce over them; serve with lime wedges.
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