Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro and Green Tomatillo Salsa

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 20 min.

Wine Pairings

A serrano chile brings warming heat to the green tomatillo salsa served with these garlicky shrimp skewers.


  • 20 medium (16-20 size) shrimp, shelled and devained
  • Marinade1/2 C olive oil
  • 1/2 C cilantro, chopped
  • 3 t garlic, chopped
  • 1 t salt
  • juice of one lime
  • Green tomatillo salsa8 tomatillos, husked
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 shallots, chopped
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded
  • 4 T cilantro, chopped
  • juice of one lime
  • to taste, salt and pepper


  • Thread the shrimp onto skewers. Over medium-hot fire, grill the shrimp until they are completely opaque, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Spread spoonful of marinade over shrimp while grilling.
  • Remove the shrimp from the grill and place on a serving plate, either skewered or un-skewered, as you prefer. Accompany each serving with a generous helping of the tomatillo salsa.
  • MarinadeCombine all marinade ingredients, mix well and set aside.
  • Green tomatillo salsa Cook tomatillos in a large skillet over medium heat for 10 minutes or until skin starts to split. In a food processor, chop cooked tomatillos, garlic, shallots, serrano chile, and cilantro to a fine chopped consistency. Do not puree the sauce. Serve warm or chilled.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 303
  Calories from Fat 250 (83%)
(43%)Total Fat 28g
(19%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
(15%)Cholesterol 46mg
(26%)Sodium 631mg
(9%)Potassium 302mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(14%)Protein 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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