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Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp Skewers Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 4
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 skewers 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Argentinian


Simple grilled shrimp skewers drizzled with flavorful homemade chimichurri sauce. A delicious Argentinian-inspired appetizer.


  • 11 1/2 pounds large fresh (raw) or fully cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails optionally removed)
  • 1/2 lemon, juice squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Wooden or metal skewers for grilling

Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1 cup (packed) fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup (packed) fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • half a jalapeno, cored and seeds removed (optional)


For the chimichurri sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth, but still a little gritty. Set aside.

For the shrimp

  1. Soak the wooden skewers, fully submerged in cool water for 20 minutes so they do not burn when grilling. Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, lemon juice, oil, salt, and pepper. Toss the shrimp until evenly coated. Add 4-5 shrimp per skewer.
  2. Preheat the grill with the cover down for 10 minutes on medium-high heat. Clean the grates well. Place skewers flat on the grill. Put the cover down and cook for 2 minutes, flip and cook for two more minutes. Shrimp should no longer be translucent and turn white/orange.
  3. Serve immediately topped with plenty of chimichurri plus extra for serving.


Raw shrimp is always going to render the best results! precooked shrimp tends to dry out when cooking/grilling. Raw shrimp cooks in about 2 minutes.


  • Serving Size: 2 skewers
  • Calories: 206
  • Sugar: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 295mg
  • Fat: 10.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Protein: 26.1g
  • Cholesterol: 194mg

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