Low-carb shrimp skewers with chimichurri

Low-carb shrimp skewers with chimichurri

Marinated shrimp are grilled with green onions, then dipped in a chimichurri sauce that is out of this world. It's a zesty fresh match made in heaven. Great for when company's coming.

Low-carb shrimp skewers with chimichurri

Marinated shrimp are grilled with green onions, then dipped in a chimichurri sauce that is out of this world. It's a zesty fresh match made in heaven. Great for when company's coming.
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6 servingservings

Ingredients

Shrimp skewers
  • 30 oz. 800 g shrimp
  • 1 1 lemon, juicelemons, juice
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 2 2 garlic clove, crushedgarlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch chili flakes
  • 6 6 scallion stalksscallions stalks
Chimichurri
  • ½ cup 125 ml light olive oil
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 oz. 50 g fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 4 garlic clove, finely choppedgarlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 2 red chili pepper, finely choppedred chili peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1½ tsp 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Wash and peel the shrimp. Leave the tails on if you want. Make a cut along the top of each shrimp and remove the vein, if present./steps_item] In a bowl, prepare the marinade: add the lemon juice, soy sauce, crushed garlic, salt and chili flakes and mix well.
  2. Add the shrimp to the marinade and leave for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Cut the green onion stalks into inch-long sticks (2.5 cm).
  4. While the shrimp are marinating, prepare the chimichurri. Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and leave to stand so that the flavors combine.
  5. Take the shrimp out of the refrigerator and put together the skewers: pierce the shrimp with wooden kebab sticks, alternating then with the green onion sticks.
  6. Cook the shrimp skewers on a barbecue or grill until they have turned opaque, around 6 to 8 minutes.
  7. Serve the skewers with the chimichurri.

Tips

Green onions are also known as spring onions or scallions.

Soak the wooden sticks in water before putting together the skewers, while the shrimp are marinating. It will stop the sticks from burning on the grill.

Chimichurri sauce comes from Argentina and Uruguay. Traditionally, chimichurri sauce is paired with grilled steaks, but it also goes wonderfully with shrimp, fish, or pork.

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