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Photo: Quentin Bacon; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite Photo by: Photo: Quentin Bacon; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite

Broiled Herb-Marinated Shrimp Skewers

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.

Cooking Light MARCH 2011

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 6 shrimp)
  • Total:45 Minutes

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. 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.

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
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