Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Tomato, Garlic & Herbs
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Source: Once Upon a Chef: Jennifer Segal
TESTED & PERFECTED RECIPE – Shrimp marinated in a mix of olive oil, tomato paste, lemon, garlic & herbs and then grilled until slightly charred.
2-1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 large shallot, roughly chopped
4 large cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 pounds jumbo shrimp (21-25 per pound), peeled and de-veined (leave tails on if desired)
To make the marinade, combine all of the ingredients except for the shrimp in a mini food processor or blender; blend until the mixture forms a smooth paste.
Combine the shrimp and the marinade in a medium bowl and stir until shrimp are evenly coated. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes – 1 hour.
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Meanwhile, thread the shrimp onto skewers (going through the top and bottom of each shrimp). Lightly dip a wad of paper towels in vegetable oil and, using tongs, carefully rub over grates several times until glossy and coated. Grill the shrimp skewers about 1-1/2 minutes per side. Be sure not to overcook! Serve hot, room temperature or cold.
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