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Surf 'n' Turf Bites

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Surf 'n' Turf Bites

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Four. Ingredients. That's essentially all you need for these incredibly easy shrimp and chorizo bites.It's the best (and cheapest) of the land and sea - and it can be served many ways.

I only had bamboo skewers at my disposal, otherwise I would have used cocktail toothpicks and served them individually. But sometimes, you just need to improvise, and that's what I'm best at!

Full disclosure: I totally wasn't thinking straight when I bought my ingredients. I got cooked shrimp and chorizo, so I guess, in theory, this dish can be made and served without cooking. However, I did end up making this dish two nights in a row, once for my anniversary dinner, and once for dinner with my parents. At my parents, I used raw shrimp and chorizo, and it worked much better. Either method works - and both methods are delicious.

Marinade the shrimp for 30 minutes at room temperature in the white wine, garlic, and oil.

Using your skewer option of choice, first skewer some chorizo, then some shrimp so it wraps around the chorizo with the natural shape of its body.

Put under the broiler for 2-3 minutes (3-4 minutes if using raw) and cook until red and sizzling! Serve alongside some filet mignon stuffed with bacon scallop filling and a nice hasselback potato, and enjoy.

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Tags: Surf 'n' Turf , appetizers , Shrimp , Chorizo

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Surf 'n' Turf Bites

Prep Time: 5 minutes + 30 minutes marinading time

Cook Time: 2-5 minutes

Makes about 15 bites

Ingredients:

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  • 1/2 lb shrimp (raw or cooked, shelled, tail on)
  • 1/4 lb (~1 link) chorizo (or spicy sausage)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking spray

Here's How:

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  1. Marinade the shrimp in a small bowl with the white wine, garlic, a touch of olive oil, parley, and salt and pepper to taste, for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F or the broiler on low. Skewer the chorizo, followed by the shrimp so its body wraps around the chorizo.
  3. If using raw shrimp and chorizo, cook for 3-5 minutes or until red and sizzling. For cooked shrimp, 2-3 minutes, or until heated through.

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Still hungry? Try this recipe for filet mignon stuffed with a bacon scallop filling for a romanic evening in.

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