Simple Chimichurri Shrimp – a fast, healthy and flavorful recipe that can be turned into dinner, served over rice or cauliflower rice, or served up as an appetizer. Paleo, Gluten-free and full of amazing flavor!
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These tasty little guys are so versatile. Prick them with mini forks like we do when catering– and Chimichurri Shrimp becomes a fast flavorful appetizer. Or serve them over a bowl of rice (or cauliflower rice) or even Everyday Quinoa and enjoy them as a simple delicious meal. Large shrimp or prawns are sauteed in a little olive oil, then gently tossed with vibrant zesty Chimichurri Sauce. And that’s it!  It could not be easier or simpler!
Chimichurri Shrimp- A fast, flavorful and easy appetizer or dinner! GF | www.feastingathome.com
Chimichurri sauce is a blend of fresh herbs-  cilantro, parsley, lime juice, garlic and olive oil. Put the ingredients in a food processor, and pulse a few times while the shrimp are cooking on the stove, and you can actually have this done in about 15 minutes. It’s one of my personal favorites. Hope you like it! AND, if you are not a shrimp fan, this also tastes great on scallops or a white fish like sea bass or halibut. Give it a whirl and let me know what you think. Hope you have a delicious weekend!!

The simple ingredients to make Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce just go in the food processor.

Pulse a few times and add the olive oil.

Chimichurri Suce also tastes amazing on grilled meats and veggies!

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Once they are tossed in the chimichurri, take them off the heat and serve.  If doing as an appetizer, serve on a platter or chaffing dish with little wood cocktail forks.

Or simply served with rice for a main course.

Chimichurri Shrimp- A fast, flavorful and easy appetizer or dinner! GF | www.feastingathome.com

How easy it that!? And so tasty!

Chimichurri Shrimp- A fast, flavorful and easy appetizer or dinner! GF | www.feastingathome.com
Hope you enjoy this easy Chimichurri Shrimp as much as we do!
Have a great week!

 

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Chimichurri Shrimp

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home Blog
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Fish, Seafood, Main, Appetizer,
  • Method: Pan-seared
  • Cuisine: South American

Description

Simple Chimichurri Shrimp – a fast, healthy and flavorful recipe that can be turned into dinner, served over rice, cauliflower rice, Everyday Quinoa or served up as an easy appetizer! Paleo, Gluten-free and full of amazing flavor!


Ingredients

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  • 1 lb large raw shrimp or prawns ( 21-26 in a pound) peeled and deveined.
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Chimichurri Sauce Recipe ( you will use ½, save the rest– it is enough for 2 lbs shrimp)

  • 1 bunch Cilantro or about 1 cup packed (stems OK)
  • 1 bunch Italian Parsley- about 1 cup packed (thin stems OK)
  • 1/4 C fresh lime juice (12 limes)
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 1/4 C chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • kosher salt 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika- (optional –only if you like smokey flavor)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, and saute for 5 minutes. Turn heat down to medium low.
  2. Make the Chimichurri Sauce. In a food processor, place garlic and onion, and pulse several times until chopped. Add cilantro ( stems are fine) and Italian parsley ( again, thin stems are fine), pulse again until chopped. Add oil, lime juice, smoked paprika (optional) and salt. Pulse until combined. Set aside in small serving bowl.
  3. When shrimp are done, gently toss with ½ of the chimichurri sauce. (Trust me you will find other uses for the remainder…like on eggs, avocado toast, veggies or grilled chicken or fish ).
  4. Serve over rice, cauliflower rice, pasta, Everyday Quinoa or as an appetizer with mini forks.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 ounce dinner portions
  • Calories: 300
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 350.5 mg
  • Fat: 21.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.3 g
  • Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 24.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 182.5 mg

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Comments

  1. Oh wow!! I love chimichurri but no idea how to make! Easy and delicious! What a great refreshing meal. Served on cilantro lime rice!! Thank you for a yummy receipt! Making it for guests soon!

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