Recipes and Cooking Shrimp Skewers with Aji Verde Be the first to rate & review! 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 Centoni is an award-winning food writer and recipe developer whose career spans two decades. She's a former newspaper and magazine editor, a frequent contributor to national publications, and the author and co-author of six cookbooks and counting. 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 hr 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.