Chef Jackie's Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Serves 2
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

1 # large shrimp, peeled, deveined tails on
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste)

Sun Dried Tomato Paste
½ cup toasted blanched almonds, chopped
2 tbsp. oregano (leaves only)
1 tbsp  balsamic vinegar
2 tsps. sugar
20 pitted oil-cured black olives
10 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained & chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Heat a grill pan to high heat. Skewer shrimp onto 6 “ skewers. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

To the bowl of a food processor, add toasted almonds, oregano, balsamic vinegar, olives, sun dried tomatoes and garlic. Pulse until combined. With the food processor running slowly drizzle in oil. Once emulsified, season with salt and pepper. Remove to a bowl and set aside.

Place skewers of shrimp onto grill. Cook for about 2 minutes per side. On the flip, add some sun dried tomato paste. Once the tails begin to curl towards the top that means they are ready! Remove from grill, place onto platter and serve with additional sun dried tomato paste!