Recipes and Cooking Shrimp Skewers with Aji Verde Aji verde is a a mildly spicy Peruvian sauce made from chiles, parsley, and cilantro. It's a tasty accompaniment for grilled shrimp skewers. By Danielle Centoni Danielle Centoni Instagram Twitter Website Danielle is a food writer and recipe developer with more than two decades of experience as a food journalist writing about cooking, baking, and grilling, as well as cocktails, wine, and beer. She also has extensive experience conducting product reviews and taste tests. In addition to feature writing and recipe development for publications, she has written six cookbooks and contributed extensive editorial work to six others. Previously, Danielle was the food editor of The Oakland Tribune, food editor and writer at The Oregonian, senior editor at Imbibe Magazine and MIX Magazine, and editor of Eater Portland. As a freelance writer, her articles, recipes, taste tests, and comprehensive equipment reviews appear in a range of national publications including Better Homes & Gardens, EatingWell, Conde Nast Traveler, The Kitchn, Spruce Eats, and Serious Eats, among many others. Danielle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Smith College. She has also taken the WSET Intermediate Course in wine and spirits, passing with distinction. She has received the James Beard Journalism Award and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the James Beard Foundation, and Les Dames d'Escoffier. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on May 2, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Victoria Pearson Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 25 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 cloves garlic ¼ cup packed flat-leaf parsley (leaves and stems) ¼ cup packed fresh cilantro (leaves and stems) 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 large lime (1 tsp. zest, 2 Tbsp. juice) 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 pound fresh extra-large jumbo shrimp in shells (16-20 per pound), peeled and deveined Chopped fresh parsley and/or cilantro Lime wedges Aji Verde (see recipe below) Directions For marinade: In a small food processor combine garlic, parsley, cilantro, olive oil, lime zest and juice, salt, and the pepper. Pulse until finely chopped. In a medium bowl toss shrimp in marinade. Chill, covered, 1 hour. (Meanwhile, if using wooden skewers, soak them in enough water to cover for 30 minutes.) Thread shrimp onto skewers. Grill, covered, over medium-high 4 to 5 minutes or until opaque, turning once. Top with additional chopped parsley and/or cilantro. Serve with lime wedges and Aji Verde. Serves 8. Aji Verde In a food processor combine 1 1/2 cups fresh cilantro leaves, 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, 3 fresh jalapeno peppers, stemmed and seeded, and 1 to 2 serrano peppers, stemmed and seeded. Process to a fine texture. Add 6 Tbsp. sour cream, 1/4 cup olive oil, and 1/2 tsp. salt; process until smooth. Let stand 30 minutes before serving. Makes 1 1/2 cups. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 77 Calories 4g Fat 1g Carbs 10g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 77 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 79mg 26% Sodium 352mg 15% Total Carbohydrate 1g 0% Protein 10g Vitamin C 6.9mg 35% Calcium 40mg 3% Iron 0.5mg 3% Potassium 164mg 3% Folate, total 5.5mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.