Guero's Shrimp Alambres

Total Time:
4 hr 36 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
4 hr
Cook:
6 min

Yield:
25 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 25 metal or wooden skewers
  • 4 onions
  • 10 tomatillos
  • 5 bell peppers
  • 10 pounds jumbo shrimp
  • Marinade, recipe follows
Directions
  • If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before skewering food.

  • Cut onions, tomatillos, and bell peppers into large, skewer-sized pieces. Assemble skewers, alternating 1 piece of each vegetable between 5 shrimps on each skewer. Arrange skewers in a large non-reactive baking dish and pour the marinade over. Submerge skewers in marinade, and marinate, covered, in the refrigerator, for 4 to 6 hours.

  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Grill skewers for approximately 6 minutes, turning as needed. Remove from the grill and serve.

Marinade:
  • 5 ounces chopped garlic

  • 2 ounces garlic powder

  • 1-ounce ground cumin

  • 1-ounce freshly ground black pepper

  • 1-ounce salt

  • 2 ounces paprika

  • 4 ounces pineapple juice

  • 32 ounces vegetable oil

  • 1 bunch cilantro, leaves chopped

  • Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well. Pour marinade over skewers as directed above.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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