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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Grilled Shrimp and Chorizo with Lime Chimichurri Recipe

Grilling season is finally upon us here in the north east and I am ready to get the grilling season going! Every year we look forward to grilling up your standard fare like hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks and chicken but this year we are ready to step out of the box and grill up some delicious gourmet food too!

The great folks over at Cookina sent over this delicious looking recipe for me to share with all of my foodie blog readers. We love seafood here in our home so I am definitely adding this recipe to our foodie bucket list.

If you're a shrimp lover, you're sure to enjoy this mouth-watering recipe for Grilled Shrimp and Chorizo with Lime Chimichurri courtesy of COOKINA and their Brand Ambassador, Celebrity Chef George Duran. Chimichurri sauce originated from Argentina (where they never serve meats without it!) and spices up dishes with its bright green color and burst of flavor. Perfect for serving as an appetizer at your next BBQ, this dish is a breeze to whip up and only takes 5 min to cook. Bursting with incredible flavors, the Chimichurri sauce is a perfect complement to the grilled shrimp - and will also be a FAV among your friends and family!

Grilled Shrimp and Chorizo with Lime Chimichurri Recipe
Makes 4 skewers

12 large shrimp
2 Spanish chorizo sausages
1 tbsp olive oil
4 bamboo skewers, soaked in water

Lime Chimichurri:

2 cups fresh parsley and/or cilantro, firmly packed
3-6 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoon lime juice (optional)
Kosher salt and red pepper flakes to taste

Preparation: Slice the chorizo into 1/2-inch thick slices. Alternate chorizo slices into the crook of each shrimp and thread throughout a skewer. Set aside while you make chimichurri. Make chimichurri by blending all of the ingredients above in a blender until somewhat smooth. Preheat your grill and place a COOKINA Barbecue Reusable Grilling Sheet on grate. Brush the skewers with a little olive oil and cook for 5-6 minutes, turning once, or until the shrimp are translucent and the chorizo cooked through. Drizzle with plenty of chimichurri.

Celebrity Chef George Duran: Georges-Duran_BlancGeorge Duran is a chef and entertainer. Author of Take This Dish and Twist it, known for his Food Network show Ham on the Street and most recently host of TLC's Ultimate Cake Off. He's appeared as guests on the Dr. Oz Show, NBC Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Wendy William Show, The Nate Berkus Show and many others. In October, 2008, George's first book, Take This Dish and Twist It hit bookstore shelves. As colorful and funny as the chef himself, Duran's book is packed with highly useful tips, extremely amusing anecdotes-and of course, obscenely mouthwatering recipes, revealing his delectably unexpected take on comfort food.