Chimichurri is a traditional Argentine condiment filled with the bold flavors of parsley, cilantro, garlic, spicy red pepper, and tangy lime and red wine vinegar. It pairs perfectly with the sweet, salty, and smoky grilled scallops and tender grilled vegetables. Serve these skewers over a bed of steamed rice or grilled baby potatoes and a garden salad for a complete meal.
The ingredients of the skewers can be adjusted if you like. Try using Wild for Salmon white gulf shrimp in addition to the scallops or different vegetables to please your taste. Just make sure the vegetables you choose are relatively tender and able to cook quickly on the grill. Red onion, mushrooms, or artichoke hearts work well.
A gas or charcoal grill works best for this recipe, but the skewers can also be cooked on a cast iron grill pan on the stovetop. The sauce has a touch of heat to it, but if you prefer to cook with mild flavors, only add half of the crushed red pepper flakes.
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Marisa Kerkvliet of Lemon Thyme Kitchen is a freelance recipe developer and food photographer with a Master’s degree in Nutrition. She was raised on her family’s farm in Northwest Washington and her appreciation for good food developed at a very early age. She is passionate about creating recipes and beautiful imagery that highlight high-quality seasonal ingredients. Marisa loves all types of seafood, but her favorites are salmon and scallops!