Chimichurri Chicken and Shrimp Skewers
1 large bunch cilantro, stems removed
4 large cloves garlic
½ small white or yellow onion
⅓ cup olive oil
⅓ cup white vinegar
Juice of 3 limes
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
Combine the first six ingredients in a blender. Mix until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Reserve a small amount for basting. Pour the rest of the marinade over the chicken and shrimp in two separate gallon-sized bags. Close bags, making sure most of the air is out. Roll to evenly coat meat. Marinate overnight.
Soak wood skewers in water. Add meat, leaving about ¼ inch between each piece to ensure thorough cooking. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place onto a preheated charcoal grill, basting with the reserved sauce as needed. Shrimp will cook quickly, 2-3 minutes per side. Chicken takes about 4-5 minutes per side.
Serves four to five.