Easy Marinades for Shrimp and Chicken Kebabs

It's always nice having a few easy marinade recipes to throw together 
for some tasty kebabs, and these fit the bill.

The marinade for the shrimp has just a hint of sweet with a little heat.

Even though the chicken marinade has fish sauce and sesame oil, 
it isn't overbearing and has a really delicious fresh flavor.

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Shrimp Marinade

1 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
3 clove garlic, chopped
1 tsp sriracha sauce
2 tsp sweet chili sauce
Salt and Pepper

Mix together all ingredients; add thawed shrimp. Marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. (I wouldn't let it go much longer than that due to the lime juice. It could make your shrimp mushy.) This makes enough marinade for 1 1/2-2 pounds of medium size shrimp.

Chicken Marinade

Juice of 1/2 lime
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Small squirt of honey, if desired
Pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients together; add chicken and marinate in the refrigerator 20 minutes. You can go longer but don't go over 1 hour if your chicken is cut into kebab size pieces. 2 hours for whole pieces. The lime juice will start to break down the chicken.

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