Cilantro Shrimp and Garlic Skewers
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Serves: 13
  • 13 Large shrimp (scale on with head)
  • A big handful of cilantro (basil, parsley or scent leaves should work)
  • 3 garlic cloves(peeled)
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper(use a pinch of uziza seeds if you want)
  • 1 habanero pepper(ata-rodo) or 1tsp chili flakes
  • 1-2 tbsps. of olive or melted coconut oil or butter
  • bouillon(optional)
  • salt to taste
  1. wash and pat shrimp dry. Put some skewers through them from the head through the tail; then set aside.(soak skewers for a few hours before use. It helps to prevent the skewers from burning)
  2. In a blender or food processor whizz the remaining ingredients until smooth; then pour it over the shrimp; then using your hand work the ingredients into the shrimp and set aside to marinade for about 1-12hours(I put it into a plate and covered it for about 12hours). Save a little marinade for grilling.
  3. Fire up your grill or oven to 350degrees and grill for about 5-10minutes. Depending on how large the shrimp is. Brush on some of the remaining marinade on the shrimp while it's cooking (If using an oven; place the shrimp skewers onto an ungreased cookie sheet before grilling)
  4. You can serve yours with some fresh or dry crushed chili(or dry crushed pepper) mixed with salt/bouillon and a little hot oil mix
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at