New Years will be here soon and people will be bringing it in with full 2013 bellies .I have a simple and quick shrimp appetizer you can serve to your guests.I will give this a 2 thumbs up because it tastes good and these flavors that are in the marinade melds together like a hand to glove or two peas in its pod.If you are a shrimp lover then you should try this recipe .I got this idea for red chili shrimp from a conversation this lady told me she love to use lime on shrimp with some hot spices.I thought about it awhile and I wanted to make a version that was my very own it actually came out tasty.Thanks for the idea.My version has Fresno chili pepper,chili powder,cayenne powder and some other spices in it. serve this at your at your New Years party or get together .
1 lb Medium or Large Shrimp-I used 13 shrimp
3 tbsps canola,vegetable or olive oil
1-2 tbsp lime juice
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp cayenne powder
1 Fresno pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried minced garlic
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried parsley
Wooden bamboo skewers
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
2.Place all ingredients in small food processor and puree into paste.
3.Pour marinade into a zip lock bag and add the shrimp .Shake until all of the shrimp is covered.
4.Place the bag into the refrigerator and marinate for 1- 2 hours or overnight for maximum flavor.While shrimp is marinating soak bamboo skewers in warm water for 20-30 minutes.**Soaking the skewers preventing from burning while cooking.
5.Remove shrimp from marinade and thread the shrimp onto the skewers.
6. Place shrimp kebabs into the oven and cook for 7-8 minutes or until shrimp is pink.
7. Remove from oven and transfer to a serving plate.
This can be served with rice,vegetables or potatoes.
Have a Happy New Years!!!