Grilled Shrimp With Lime-Cilantro Marinade

"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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Ready In:
8hrs 8mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
6-8
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ingredients

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directions

  • 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.

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Reviews

  1. Kazs Kitchen
    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.
     
  2. srword
    This is absolutely fabulous. I added some plain yogurt to give it an extra kick!
     
  3. Bif Groovey
    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.
     
  4. r_ring
    Sounds so delicious that just the fecipeis making my mouth water! I'm trying this on my menu this week!
     
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