Shatta Shrimp Skewers
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Shatta Shrimp Skewers

Shatta is a deliciously hot and spicy Middle Eastern sauce full of jalapeños and fresh herbs. It’s been used as a marinade here, but it’s also great served as a dip or condiment.
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1 day total time

30 mins active time


Makes 4 skewers



  • serrano chili icon
    3 (1½ oz) serrano chilies

    deseeded, coarsely chopped

  • jalapeño pepper icon
    2 (1 oz) jalapeño peppers

    deseeded, coarsely chopped

  • flat-leaf parsley leaves icon
    ⅓ cup (½ oz) flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • cilantro leaves icon
    ⅓ cup (½ oz) cilantro leaves
  • large clove garlic icon
    1 large clove garlic


  • ground cumin icon
    1 tsp ground cumin
  • fresh lemon juice icon
    1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • sherry vinegar icon
    1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • olive oil icon
    2 tbsp olive oil
  • kosher salt icon
    1 tsp kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper icon
    ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • U15 raw peeled shrimp icon
    1 lb U15 raw peeled shrimp

    deveined, tails attached

  • yogurt icon
    ½ cup (4 oz) yogurt


  • 1Place the chilies, peppers, parsley, cilantro, garlic, cumin, lemon juice, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a blender and blend to form a smooth paste, scraping down the side when necessary.
  • 2Reserve 1 tablespoon of the marinade for the yogurt sauce. Place the shrimp in a resealable bag, pour over the marinade, seal and massage the bag to evenly coat the shrimp. Refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight.
  • 3Whisk the yogurt and reserved marinade together. Cover and refrigerate.
  • 4To prevent the skewers from burning, soak in water for 15 minutes prior to using.
  • 5Evenly divide the shrimp onto each skewer.
  • 6For easy cleaning and to avoid burning, line the roasting pan with foil and place the broiling rack on top. Place the skewers on the rack, evenly spaced apart.
  • 7Insert the wire rack in the top position. Place the skewers in the oven. Set the oven to Broil, 500°F, for 8 minutes and press Start.
  • 8The shrimp should have changed color and be cooked through. If not, broil a little longer.
  • 9Serve the skewers with the yogurt sauce.
Hors d'oeuvr/Appetizers
Main course
Gluten Free

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