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Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Dipping Sauce Recipe

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Dipping Sauce Recipe

I came up with this recipe when my daughter grew a beautiful jalapeno plant last summer. I already had cilantro in the garden, so it seemed like a great combination for a tasty sauce. —Elizabeth Lubin, Huntington Beach, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • DIPPING SAUCE:
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Dash cayenne pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the cilantro, oil, chives and garlic. Add the shrimp; seal bag and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 2. In a blender, combine the sauce ingredients; cover and process until blended. Chill until serving.
  • 3. Thread shrimp onto four metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink. Serve with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 skewer with 1/4 cup sauce equals 208 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 615 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Reviews for Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Dipping Sauce

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"I made this for a get together with neighbors and it was a real hit! I'm using extra dipping sauce on fish tacos this week."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"This is really tasty. My whole family loved it. I added some lime juice to the marinade. Served over a bed of orzo."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"The sauce really made this recipe. Fabulous! Marinade was ok but probably any marinade/seasoning would work for the shrimp. Definitely an abundance of sauce. Next time will half sauce or double the shrimp."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"This is fabulous. Loved it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"I made this dish for Easter brunch. My family loved it. No changes."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"Tasted OK, but too much work for too little flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"this has become a family favorite. I have used the marinade on scallops and chicken as well as the shrimp."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"Nice recipe!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"The sauce was a little too spicy, but over all it was delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"Makes a tasty and healthy dinner. The cilantro was a little overwhelming, so I'm going to tone it down the next time I make this. Served with a salad and coconut rice."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"Best shrimp recipe yet, and I've made it a lot of different ways. Of course the cilantro dipping sauce was the cherry on top!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"Awesome!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"This is awesome"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"This was so delicious and easy. This recipe is a keeper and I usually don't make the same thing twice!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"I've made this recipe twice and it has been fabulous both times. It's quick, easy, and oh so tasty! My entire family enjoys this one! The cilantro dipping sauce is ever so yummy and it tastes great over eggs the next morning for breakfast and also makes a great salad dressing. This recipe is a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"Loved it! Will make it or just the dipping sauce again soon! Can't wait to share with others at a party and have everybody ooh and aah!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"Easy and yummy! I bit too much sauce but I will try it with chicken because it was so tasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"Easy and yummy! I bit too much sauce but I will try it with chicken because it was so tasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"I made this recipe earlier this week. I didn't have any shrimp so I used chicken breast cut into bite size bits. Simply delicious. I just love the dip. Great with vegies (try it with roasted vegies)."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

"Excellent.... Good for green chicken enchilada casserol add a dap of sour cream"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

"It was a HUGE hit. Absolutely loved it and will make it again....soon!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"I made this for a family get together and it was a huge hit! There was a ton of sauce left over so we scrounged around and found some tortilla chips to finish it off. I've made just the sauce and used it for a great low carb veggie dip and also used it on shrimp and chicken soft tacos with some rice and black beans. The cilantro dipping sauce is definitely the star of this recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"This was fabulous! There's just enough "kick" in the dipping sauce. The sauce is great with raw vegies, too. We used larger shrimp (Jumbo: 16-20 per pound and 4-5 per serving)"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.