Mexican Style Chimichurri Shrimp

Mexican Style Chimichurri Shrimp
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: ½ cup sauce
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Chimichurri got a Mexican make over and is packed with layers of amazing Mexican inspired flavors! Packed with fresh herby undertones, subtle heat from fresh jalapeno's and a punch of garlic. It is so versatile and can be used to marinade pretty much anything, from grilled vegetables, seafood, chicken and steak... it is a bold sauce you won't get enough of!
Ingredients
  • 8-12 large peeled shrimp
  • Chimichurri Sauce:
  • ½ cup packed fresh cilantro - stems chopped
  • ½ cup packed fresh parsley - stems chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp diced red onion
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar (cider vinegar works well here too)
  • 1.5 tbsp dried/fresh oregano
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh avocado
  • ½ tbsp avocado oil (olive oil also works)
  • 2 tsp diced jalapeno (add more if you like heat)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Pinch of pepper
Instructions
  1. In a food processor/blender/bullet add all of sauce ingredients and pulse until well processed and creamy, you can add a small amount of water slowly if needed for more volume to blend well.
  2. Peel shrimp and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Brush shrimp with Chimichurri Sauce and grill until cooked (shrimp turn pink)!
  4. Add the sauce to any meat, seafood and vegetables and grill or dip away.
  5. This sauce tastes best when allowed to sit over a night or two to allow flavors to develop together, but delicious fresh as well.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 tbsp of sauce Calories: 20 Fat: 1.5g Saturated fat: 0.2g Carbohydrates: 1.6g Sugar: 0.2g Sodium: 74.2mg Fiber: 0.6g Protein: 0.3g

 

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