Broiled Herb-Marinated Shrimp Skewers

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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 6 shrimp)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 285
  • Fat: 13.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 35.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.6g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 259mg
  • Iron: 5.2mg
  • Sodium: 555mg
  • Calcium: 121mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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. 2. Preheat broiler to high.
  3. 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.
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