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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 each: 208 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 615mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

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ebramkamp
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2017

"My husband loves spicy, cilantro and grilled shrimp so this was a must try. I'm so glad I did because he loved it. Next time I will only make half the amount of sauce for him or use half over chicken perhaps."

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sammymom1
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."

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santinawestbrook
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."

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justmbeth
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."

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cheeriogirl
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"This is fabulous. Loved it!"

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salsberg
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

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

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sylviasaturn
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

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

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lexynjoesmom
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

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

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leosuser
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"Nice recipe!!"

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seattlehorse
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

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

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