Here in Florida December is the start of grill season, and while the rest of the country is digging out from a pre-Christmas snow storm we are firing up the grill and lounging on the patio. Today’s trip to Costco yielded about two pounds of gorgeous tiger prawns and reason to get grilling. I served the shrimp with nice a green salad and grilled asparagus as a main dish but they could easily dress up a plate of rice, couscous or any other grain. And they are always a huge hit as an appetizer at any cocktail party. Enjoy!! —Mlc1977
fresh flat-leaf parsley
fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
red wine vinegar
extra-virgin olive oil
Adobo Season Salt
freshly ground black pepper
red pepper flakes
medium to large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
Mix all the ingredients but the shrimp together in a food processor until smooth. Refrigerate for as long as you like, a few hours or a few days, the longer the better.
Rinse and drain the shrimp before you marinate them. Do not over marinate them, you will make ceviche. Put the cleaned shrimp in a non-reactive bowl and mix gently with about half to three quarters of the chimichurri you made and refrigerate for 1-3 hours. Remove from fridge and prep for grilling by threading on skewers. If your skewers are wood soak for at least 30 minutes in cold water.
Heat BBQ grill or grill pan to screaming hot. Be sure to spay grill/grill pan with non-stick spray if needed. Grill shrimp about 3 minutes each side depending on size. Once they start to turn pink they are cooked…nothing worse than over cooked shrimp, so go lightly.
Remove from skewers and serve with the remaining chimichurri sauce and a squeeze of lemon juice and salt if needed.