Flavorful, easy-to-make shrimp skewers made with a fresh, homemade basil chimichurri. A great appetizer or main dish ready in less than 15 minutes!
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Basil Chimichurri Shrimp Skewers

Flavorful, easy-to-make shrimp skewers made with a fresh, homemade basil chimichurri. A great appetizer or main dish ready in less than 15 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Latin, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30
Keyword: chimichurri shrimp, chimichurri shrimp skewers
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Jamie Silva

Ingredients

Basil Chimichurri

  • 3/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Shrimp Skewers

  • 1 pound raw shrimp rinsed, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • In a food processor, add basil, parsley, garlic, red wine vinegar, oregano, red pepper flakes, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pulse about 4-5 times. The basil chimichurri should be chunky, not smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, toss shrimp with salt, pepper, smoked paprika and 4 tablespoons of the basil chimichurri. Thread 4-5 shrimp per skewer.
  • In a cast iron skillet, heat olive oil. Cook skewers for about 2 minutes on each side until pink. Careful not to overcook the shrimp or they will be rubbery.
  • Remove from heat and serve with remaining chimichurri. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.6g | Protein: 48.2g | Fat: 16.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 366mg | Sodium: 489mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 2%