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Citrus Broiled Shrimp

Apart from the hours the shrimp spend soaking up the marinade, this dish is quick and easy to prepare. These delicately-flavored, citrusy shrimp are especially delicious (if a little finger-lickingly messy) dipped in melted butter. Though the instructions here are for broiling, they could just as easily be cooked over a hot fire on the grill instead. If set to marinate in the morning, they’d make a fast summer dinner with corn on the cob and a fresh salad. (serves 4)

for the marinade

  • grated zest and juice of 3 oranges
  • grated zest and juice of 1 grapefruit
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp. fish sauce (Asian section of your market)
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh thyume leaves

the shrimp

  • 2 pounds extra-large shrimp (16 – 20 count)

additions

  • coarse salt (especially Fleur de Sel)
  • Melted butter for serving (optional)

In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients for the marinade together.

Spread the cleaned, shelled and de-veined shrimp in a single layer in a baking dish. Pour over the marinade, and cover. Refrigerate for at least 4, and up to 8 hours.

Set an oven rack in the top position and heat an empty cast-iron griddle under broiler for at least 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, remove the shrimp from the marinade and pour them into a colander to drain most of the liquid from them.

Put the shrimp in single layer on the griddle pan and season them well with coarse salt. Broil for 2-1/2 minutes or until barely cooked through.

Serve hot, with melted butter if you wish.


this recipe is gratefully borrowed from  Fish Without a Doubt by Rick Moonen and Roy Finamore

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  1. Ashley #

    Yummers. Looks like summer. I haven’t made shrimp in so long, but can just imagine them melting in my mouth.

    June 8, 2011

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