Large shrimp are curled into circles and skewered to form “lollipops” before roasting in a hot oven. This preparation is very healthful and low in fat but full flavored.
Recipe from Sips & Apps, © 2009 by Kathy Casey, reprinted by permission of Chronicle Books.
To Make the Marinade
To Make the Shrimp
To Make the Garnish
In a large bowl, mix the marinade ingredients until well combined.
Peel and devein the shrimp, and remove the tails. (Or purchase cleaned raw shrimp.) Add the shrimp to the marinade and stir to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 4 hours. Soak the skewers in water for at least 1 hour.
Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or lightly oil it.
Skewer a shrimp, curled into a circle, on the tip of a skewer, so that it looks like a shrimp “lollipop.” (Be sure to thread both head and tail ends of shrimp onto the skewer.) Repeat with remaining shrimp. As each skewer is done, lay it on the baking sheet, spacing the skewers apart, not touching. Spoon some of the marinade on top of each shrimp.
Roast the shrimp for about 5 minutes, or until just cooked through and pink. Serve the shrimp skewers on a platter and garnish with cilantro and lime.