To turn simple shrimp into a party-worthy dish, Boston chef Matt Jennings roasts them along with fennel, then skewers them for dipping in a tangy sauce packed with horseradish, parsley and chives. Slideshow:  More Holiday Hor d'Oeuvres Recipes 

Matt Jennings
Matt Jennings
December 2015

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Credit: © John Kernick

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total:
45 mins
Yield:
Makes 24 small skewers
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375°. In a food processor, combine the parsley with the chives, vinegar, lemon juice, horseradish, garlic, crushed red pepper, honey, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1/4 cup of water and pulse until the herbs are finely chopped. Scrape the chimichurri into a bowl, stir in the mustard and season with salt and black pepper.

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  • Arrange the fennel pieces on one half of a large rimmed baking sheet, keeping the wedges intact. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until tender.

  • In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Spread the shrimp on the other half of the baking sheet and roast for 5 minutes, until just cooked through.

  • Thread the shrimp onto twenty-four 6-inch skewers and arrange on a platter with the fennel wedges. Serve with the mustard chimichurri.

Make Ahead

The chimichurri can be made early in the day and refrigerated. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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