Grilled Garlic Shrimp

Grilled Garlic Shrimp

This spicy tapas-style appetizer will be a hit wherever it goes.

These spicy tapas-style shrimps will be a hit wherever they go! Delicious and impressive, they’re perfect for backyard parties, casual lunch-ons, and even for dinner with a bowl of rice.

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Ingredients list for the Grilled Garlic Shrimp

Serves 4:

  • 16 raw shrimps
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Sichuan pepper (or red peppercorns)
  • 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds
  • 1 coffee spoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 coffee spoon cajun spice blend (optional)
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger (3/4 inch – 2 cm) peeled
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Zest of 1 lime, for garnish
  • Fresh basil, for garnish

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1. Peel and devein the shrimp, keeping only the tail.
2. In a large skillet, heat the oil and roast black pepper, cajun spice and fennel seeds until the mixture becomes fragrant. Then add the garlic clove cut in half and the shrimp. Brown for ten minutes, stirring  regularly.  When shrimp is cooked, add grated ginger and sea salt; continue cooking for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
3. Transfer into a serving bowl and garnish with grated lime zest, basil and additional red peppercorns. You can scrape the bottom of the pan and add remaining grilled spices to the shrimp.


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