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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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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