Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Shrimp & Chorizo Skewers


Here's an easy 4th of July appetizer for your celebration.

Everyone loves shrimp, and who doesn't love chorizo?

I buy the real Spanish chorizo, the stuff that has a skin and you can eat raw, like a salami.

The Mexican and Portuguese chorizo is another animal, however, you can use that here too.

Some tips:

I left the tails on for nicer presentation, but people found them difficult to pop in their mouths.
Next time, I would remove the shrimp tails (my husband's helpful suggestion).

Also, I used a grill pan on the stove, but I am sure an outdoor gas grill would be good too.


Shrimp & Chorizo Skewers: (adapted from Galley Gourmet)

1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 (7.9 ounce) package of Spanish chorizo, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for the pan
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

In a medium bowl, combine the shrimp, garlic, oregano, vinegar, and 1/4 cup of the olive oil; toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Thread metal or good quality wooden skewers with a shrimp and a slice of the Spanish sausage.

Grill or saute the skewers for a minute or two on each side.

Place skewers on a big platter and sprinkle w/ fresh parsley.

Serve immediately.


These were a big hit with the guys, as you can imagine.


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6 comments:

mil said...

Dil,

What? No gals at the party?
I'm sure it would go over big.
Looks delish!!
Mil

Anonymous said...

Okay...they're headed to Verlaine's 70th Birthday Cocktail Party on the 5th. You're the best Stacey! Debby in Tacoma

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What an attractive and taste appetizer or small meal. Love the combination of the shrimp and chorizo.

I'm serving a version of your watermelon salad from several years back that I've always loved for the 4th. Hope you have a good one.
Sam

Flora, Massachusetts said...

These look great! But then again, I don't post often, pretty much everything you do looks great!

Bites from life with the barking lot said...

These are beautiful...the combination of flavors sounds really interesting

Oui Chef said...

LOVE the look of these, bet they'd be great with a real cold beer!