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Grilled Shrimp and Chorizo with Garlic Cilantro Sauce

July 25, 2010
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Grilled Garlic Cilantro Shrimp This meal is kind of like a surf and turf- well, I guess not really since there is no steak… but there is delicious sausage! This dinner/lunch is an ideal summer meal since it does not require too much prepping or cooking time. Everything cooks on the grill while I sit on my deck enjoying a glass of wine.

My favorite kind of sausage is the chorizo which has tons of flavor and a bit of a kick. It is a pork sausage with paprika and garlic and it is absolutely delicious. If health was not a consideration, I would eat chorizo everyday!

I bought some fresh chorizo and a pound of shrimp. I decided to make a simple cilantro garlic sauce to marinate and baste the shrimp and the chorizo with. That is all there is to this meal.

I made some garlic bread and a salad and I was done! We enjoyed everything on the deck and were not able to finish everything- perfect leftovers for another meal tomorrow!!!

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, placed on skewers
  • 1 pound fresh chorizo (about three large links with skewers through them)

Garlic Cilantro Sauce

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of two limes
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Mix the garlic, cilantro, oil, lime juice and salt in a bowl. Mix well.

Place the shrimp skewers and sausages on the grill. Brush with the cilantro garlic mixture. Grill till the shrimp turn pink and the sausages are cooked inside.
Serve with grilled corn.

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