Recipe: Shrimp skewers with herb sauce
32 frozen jumbo shrimp, raw and peeled
4 tbsp soy sauce
7 tbsp oil
1 clove garlic
1 bunch fresh chives
1 bunch fresh Italian parsley
1⁄2 bunch lemon balm
Salt and freshly ground pepper
16 wooden skewers
Prep time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes
Calories/serving: About 320
1 Thaw shrimp. Rinse limes under hot water. Grate zest from both limes.
2 Squeeze juice from limes. In bowl, combine 6 tbsp of the lime juice, the lime zest, soy sauce and 4 tbsp of the oil. Peel garlic, squeeze through press and add to lime mixture. Season with cayenne.
3 Pat shrimp dry. Slit open backs with small knife and remove black veins. Thread 4 shrimp each onto eight sets of 2 parallel skewers (so shrimp won’t rotate when you turn skewers). Place skewers in shallow dish and pour marinade over top. Marinate for 1 hour, turning occasionally.
4 Rinse chives, parsley and lemon balm and shake dry. Finely chop chives, parsley and lemon balm. Combine 2 tbsp lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in remaining 3 tbsp oil and fold in herbs.
5 Scrape as much marinade off skewers as possible and cook on preheated grill for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once. Serve skewers with herb sauce.
Makes 4 servings