Grilled Herbed Shrimp Skewers

Serving Size: 6

The shrimp are marinaded in a mixture of yellow onion, garlic, Serrano chilies, a heavy hand of cilantro and fresh lime juice. The flavors are pretty much, WOW, so we kept the veggie selection simple. A few cherry tomatoes and baby spring onions was all that was needed to complete this one-stop recipe. Grill them up, and serve with a big bowl of warm orzo that has been tossed with fresh herbs (we used chervil) and a drizzle of olive oil.

  • 0.5 yellow onion
  • 0.5 bunch of cilantro, washed and patted dry
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 small serrano chili
  • 0.5 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 - 5 limes)
  • 0.25 cup canola oil
  • 1 Pound medium shrimp, peeled
  • cherry tomatoes
  • 2 small baby spring onions or small red onion cut into quarters

  1. Place the onion, garlic, cilantro and serrano into the bowl of a food processor. Give a few whirls to finely mince.
  2. Place the mixture into a large glass bowl or a large ziploc bag.
  3. Add the lime juice and canola oil, seal and shake to mix.
  4. Add the shrimp.
  5. Seal the bag and shake. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  6. 1/2 hour before putting the skewers together, if you are using wooden ones soak them for at least 1/2 hour. This prevents them from catching on fire.
  7. Preheat your grill according to directions.
  8. Skewer the shrimp, tomatoes and red onion, alternating between the three.
  9. Grill skewers 2 minutes per side or until cooked through.

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