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
Servings: 4 servings
- 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
- 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
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!
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%