Shrimp and Chorizo Skewers with Vinho Verde Wine
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Recipe Type: Main
Serves: Makes 12 skewers.
 
Ingredients
Cilantro Lime Sauce
  • 1 cup tightly packed cilantro
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 2 limes
Skewers
  • 1 medium pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1” pieces
  • 3 chorizo sausage links
  • 36 medium sized shrimps, peeled and tails removed
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 12 skewer sticks
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil (if using a grill pan)
  • 4 cups salad greens, suggest a mix of arugula and spinach
Instructions
Cilantro Lime Sauce
  1. Wash and dry all produce. Add the cilantro, olive oil, garlic, and the juice of 2 limes to a food processor. Pulse until the cilantro is chopped into tiny pieces and all ingredients have combined to form a liquid like sauce.
Skewers
  1. Bring a large saucepan filled with water to a boil over medium high heat. Add in the chorizo sausage links and boil for 7 minutes. Remove sausage and set aside until it is cool enough to handle.
  2. While the sausage is cooling, place the raw shrimp in a large bowl. Add the paprika, cayenne and cumin. Toss until all of the shrimps are coated.
  3. Once the sausage has cooled down, slice the links into 36 even rounds (each should be approx. ½” thick).
  4. Assemble the skewers. Take a skewer stick and thread it with one piece of pineapple followed by a shrimp then a chorizo round. Thread another pineapple, shrimp and chorizo round. Finish off with a pineapple piece.
  5. Repeat until all of your ingredients have been used up.
  6. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium high heat. If using a grill pan, brush on the vegetable oil. Place the skewers on top and cook approx.. 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set and set-aside until ready to serve.
  7. When serving, place a handful of salad greens on the plate, add skewers and top with cilantro lime sauce.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/shrimp-and-chorizo-skewers-with-vinho-verde-wine/