Poblano Peppers & Shrimp Skewers

Poblano peppers are usually pleasant with mild to medium heat, but watch out: Every so often, you'll get one that has a fiery punch. They're typically pan-charred and served with a sprinkling of coarse sea salt, but this recipe calls for cooking them over an open flame on the grill for even more delicious char and smoke flavor.
1 cup firmly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 cup firmly packed fresh cilantro
1/4 cup firmly packed fresh basil
2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3/4 teaspoon sea salt, divided
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (about 24), peeled and deveined.
12 Poblano peppers
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray
Preheat grill to medium-high (about 450°F).

Process parsley, cilantro, basil, and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add lemon rind, juice, crushed red pepper, 3 tablespoons oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; process until finely chopped and well combined.

Toss together shrimp and 1/4 cup herb mixture. Thread 4 shrimp onto each of 6 (8-inch) skewers; thread 8 peppers onto each of 2 (8-inch) skewers.

Drizzle skewers with remaining 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle with black pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.

Place skewers on grill grates coated with cooking spray; grill just until shrimp are done and peppers are charred, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Brush skewers with remaining herb mixture before serving.
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