Are you on the lookout for a delectable and nourishing treat? Your search ends here! Allow us to introduce you to a wholesome delight: Grilled Spiced Shrimp Kabobs. At Functional Medicine Los Angeles, your trusted partner for cutting-edge functional medicine Studio City, we’re delighted to share this recipe with you. It’s a dish that’s not only incredibly satisfying but also brings together the perfect balance of nutrition and flavor.
The zesty Zhong sauce boasts fresh, bold bright flavors and will typically contain a combination of cilantro, parsley, garlic, peppers, and several warm spices.
*Preparation Note: These can be prepared on metal or wooden skewers. If using wooden skewers be sure to soak for at least 30 minutes before adding shrimp to prevent burning.
Prep time: 45 minutes (includes marinating)
Cook time: 4-6 minutes
- 8 metal skewers or wooden skewers*
- 1-1/4 lbs. extra-large peeled deveined shrimp
- 24 large peeled deveined shrimp
- 1 c cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 small red onion, cut into 1-2” pieces
- 1 red or yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-2” pieces
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 T. fresh basil, chopped
- 1 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 T extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Zhoug Sauce Ingredients:
- 1 c. fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 c. fresh parsley, chopped
- 4 fresh jalapeño peppers, stems, and seeds removed
- 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
- 4 medium garlic cloves
- Approximately 1 t. sea salt, more or less to taste
- 1 t. cumin
- 1/2 t. ground coriander
- 1/2 t. chili flakes
To Serve: This is best served hot right off the grill.
- Add shrimp to a deep bowl with the marinade ingredients (garlic, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper to taste). Mix and let shrimp marinate for 30 minutes.
- In the meantime, prepare Zhoug sauce. In the bowl of a food processor, add cilantro, parsley, jalapeño peppers, garlic, salt, cumin and chili flakes. Pulse until everything is combined.
- With the processor running, slowly add olive oil and pulse until it turns into a thick sauce.
- Thread onto skewers, alternating shrimp, tomato, onion, shrimp, tomato, and bell pepper, ending with a shrimp. Repeat until all skewers are full.
- Preheat the grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Lightly oil grill grate. Our functional medicine Burbank experts suggests cooking shrimp until no longer translucent, 2-3 minutes per side. Watch carefully as shrimp cook very quickly and will become rubbery if overcooked.
- Remove from the grill onto a serving platter. Serve with Zhoug sauce.
Our functional medicine Los Angeles experts place immense importance on incorporating nourishing and nutrient-rich meals into your daily diet. Our North Hollywood functional medicine team suggests trying this recipe now!