Grilled Shrimp and Chorizo Skewers

"This is a Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meals recipe that has been a staple of mine for a year or so. Includes a recipe for piquillo gazpacho to serve on the side. (Note: I have always used soft chorizo in place of the cured and "grilled" it on a stovetop grill pan and it turns out fine, though be sure to really compact it so they don't fall off)"
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  • Preheat grill or grill pan over medium high heat.
  • Place shrimp in shallow dish and season with salt, lemon juice and a liberal drizzle of olive oil, just enough to coat the shrimp. Skewer 4 shrimp alternating with 4 slices of chorizo on each skewer.
  • Place palmful of parsley on cutting board with the lemon zest. Add 1/2 palmful of cilantro leaves to the pile as well as 1 clove of garlic. Finely chop mixture and reserve for sprinkling over shrimp and gazpacho.
  • Place remaining herbs and garlic in a food processor or large blender with peppers, tomatoes, chopped vegetables, bread and hot sauce and proceed until smooth.
  • Grill shrimp and chorizo 3-4 minutes on each side until shrimp is firm and opaque. Serve small bowls of gazpacho with shrimp skewers resting across the top of bowls for dipping and dunking.
  • Garnish with reserved parsley, cilantro and garlic mixture.

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  1. Loved this dish, great for a hot summer day. I used Recipe #85473 for the chorizo. Definitely will make many times again this summer.
  2. Made this for Pac Spriing '08. I liked it, but felt the gazpacho needed a little something else (other than hot sauce, which I thought detracted from the Chorizo taste in the skewers), so I added celery salt. That's the only reason I didn't give this 5 stars. A very good recipe Emily Strikes Again! Thanks.


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