These make an ideal party appetizer– they may be made in advance, refrigerated, and brought to room temperature for serving. They may also be served as a main dish over rice or with pasta.
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 cup basil
1/2 cup parsley
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 small jalapeno pepper (or to taste)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
24 peeled shrimp (about 1 pound)
24 cherry tomatoes
- Combine the cilantro, basil, parsley, vinegar, salt black pepper, jalapeno and 2 tablespoons of the oil in a blender and puree.
- Toss 1 tablespoon of the sauce with the shrimp. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer and cook about 2 minutes per side, ort until shrimp just loses its translucency. Remove from the pan.
- Thread 1 tomato and one shrimp on each skewer. Pass the remaining sauce for dipping.
Makes 8 servings
Nutritional analysis per serving: 99 calories, 8 g protein, 3 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 506 mg sodium