Charred Shrimp Skewers

Charred Shrimp Skewers

with Mexican Oregano, Pineapple-Avocado Salsa & Cilantro Rice

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More citrusy and bright than Mediterranean oregano, Mexican oregano pairs perfectly with lime zest on these juicy shrimp skewers. The combination of tangy pineapple, creamy avocado, and spicy jalapeño makes for an unbeatable guacamole-salsa hybrid.

Tags:Eat FirstGluten free
Allergens:Shellfish

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

10 ounce

Shrimp

(ContainsShellfish)

1 unit

Lime

¾ cup

Basmati Rice

1 bunch

Cilantro

1 unit

Red Onion

1 teaspoon

Mexican Oregano

1 unit

Jalapeño

1 unit

Avocado

4 unit

Wooden Skewers

4 ounce

Pineapple

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2225.888 kJ
Calories532 kcal
Fat20 g
Carbohydrate50 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Protein34 g
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
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Baking Dish
Grill Pan
Pot
Bowl
Baking Sheet
Plate
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Prep Ingredients
Prep Ingredients
1

Heat your broiler to high or oven to 500 degrees. HINT: If you have a grill, this is a great time to use it; heat grill to high. Soak the wooden skewers in water in a shallow pan. In a small pot, bring 1 ½ cups water to boil with a large pinch of salt. Chop the cilantro. Halve, peel, and dice the red onion. Mince the jalapeño, removing the ribs and seeds if you prefer less heat. Zest and juice the lime.

Cook the Rice
Cook the Rice
2

Once boiling, add the rice to the pot, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, until tender.

Thread Skewers
Thread Skewers
3

Meanwhile, toss the shrimp with the lime zest and half the lime juice in a medium bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and the Mexican oregano. Thread the shrimp onto 2 skewers. Thread the pineapple onto the remaining two skewers.

Cook the Skewers
Cook the Skewers
4

Place the skewers on a lightly oiled baking sheet and set under the boiler or in the oven for 2-3 minutes per side, until pineapple is lightly charred and shrimp are opaque. If using a grill, grill 2-3 minutes per side over high heat.

Prep the Avocado
Prep the Avocado
5

Meanwhile, halve, pit, and peel the avocado, then cut into cubes

Make the Pineapple-Avocado Salsa
Make the Pineapple-Avocado Salsa
6

To make the pineapple-avocado salsa: Remove the pineapple from the skewers and cut into ½-inch cubes. In a medium bowl, toss together the pineapple, avocado, jalapeño and red onion (to taste), remaining lime juice, half the cilantro, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Finish
Finish
7

Fluff the rice with a fork and toss in the remaining cilantro. Serve with the shrimp and a generous serving of pineapple salsa on top. Olé!