Broiled Herb-Marinated Shrimp Skewers

Broiled Herb-Marinated Shrimp Skewers Recipe
Photo: Quentin Bacon; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite
These skewers are a simple, quick, and fresh-tasting entrée. Shrimp cook fast, making them great for the broiler—but watch the time and keep an eye on them so they don't overcook and dry out.


4 servings (serving size: 6 shrimp)

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Recipe Time

Total: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 285
Fat 13.3 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 7.9 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 35.3 g
Carbohydrate 4.6 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 259 mg
Iron 5.2 mg
Sodium 555 mg
Calcium 121 mg


3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
3/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves
24 jumbo shrimp (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and deveined
Cooking spray


1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Place in a bowl; add shrimp, tossing to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Preheat broiler to high.

3. Remove shrimp from marinade; thread 6 shrimp onto each of 4 (8-inch) wooden skewers. Place skewers on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; top with any remaining marinade. Broil 5 inches from heat for 2 minutes on each side or until shrimp are done.


David Bonom,

March 2011
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