This recipe was inspired by my husband. He is Mexican so he has taught me to play with different flavors and ingredients, though the recipe idea came from a karaoke bar that served spicy shrimp one night. I thought this would be a perfect kabob recipe for indoor/outdoor entertaining. It is getting close to summer again and grilling is the best way to entertain this season.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
30 shrimp
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place shrimp into a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and set aside.

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  • Blend tomato, jalapeno pepper, 1/2 the cilantro, garlic, lime juice, and hot sauce together in a blender until smooth with pieces of cilantro still visible. Season with salt and pepper. Add 1/2 the remaining cilantro to mixture and stir to combine.

  • Pour 1/2 the sauce over the oil-drizzled shrimp. Let stand and marinate in the refrigerator, 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Remove shrimp from the marinade on thread onto mini skewers.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Pour remaining sauce into a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into small serving dishes. Garnish with remaining cilantro.

  • Grill shrimp kabobs on the preheated grill until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, making sure not to overcook, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

  • Place cooked shrimp into a bowl on on a serving platter. Align mini skewers so guests can dip shrimp into prepared sauce.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

58 calories; protein 10.5g 21% DV; carbohydrates 1.2g; fat 1.1g 2% DV; cholesterol 95.9mg 32% DV; sodium 164mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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