Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Scrumptious and garlicky; these shrimp are perfect as an appetizer or the feature in a fantastic salad.

If you really want to splurge, get enough to fill up on –you won’t find a tastier meal.

 

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

 

12 large shrimp or prawns
1/4 cup butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
Sat and freshly ground pepper
Minced red chili or red pepper flakes (optional)
Lemon wedges

 

Directions

 

1. Preheat grill to medium heat.

 

2. Shell and de-vein the shimp, leaving the tails on if desired.Put them in a large zip lock bag.

 

3. Melt the butter and mix in the rest of the ingredients, except the lemon wedges. (If you like things extra garlicy, go ahead and add another clove) Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper!

 

4. Pour the butter mixture into the bag with the shrimp, push out as much air as you can, and leave to marinate for about half an hour in the fridge.

 

5. You can either grill them directly separatly, or by threading them onto a skewer for less tedious turning. If using a skewer, curve the shrimp around and push it through both the tail and near the head.

 

6. Grill for a couple minuts on each side. Serve with lemon wedges and gobble them up. :)