Grilled Shrimp Recipes, Hints & Videos

Grilled Shrimp Recipes, Hints & Videos

Grilled shrimp. Shrimp on the Barbie. No matter what you call it, it's a great way to prepare these delicious little devils. Shrimps and prawns are not the same species although most people tend to confuse the two. The majority of shrimp live and breed in salt water although there are some that live in fresh water.


Shrimp is high in calcium, iodine and protein. It is also a significant source of cholesterol but because it doesn't contain a large amount of saturated fat, it is still considered healthy. Of course, how you prepare them makes a significant difference. Drown them in butter, bread and bake them and they become just a delicious meal. However, if you grill them, you open up a whole new world of shrimp preparation, nutrition and flavor.

Grilled Shrimp Recipes

Grilled Prosciutto and Basil-Wrapped Shrimp

This colorful dish can be made as an appetizer or a full meal - either way it's delicious.

Ingredients

24 fresh basil leaves

12 thin slices prosciutto, each cut in half lengthwise

24 extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined, or large sea scallops

24 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling

Garlic Dipping Sauce:

1/3 C. red wine vinegar

2 Tbs. Dijon mustard

1 large clove garlic, chopped

1 C. olive oil

Directions

Place 1 basil leaf at the short end of a slice of prosciutto and a shrimp on top of the basil. Roll the shrimp in the prosciutto, then thread lengthwise onto a skewer. Repeat with the remaining basil, prosciutto, and shrimp. Place the skewers on a baking sheet and refrigerate until ready to cook.

To make the sauce, combine the vinegar, mustard and garlic in a food processor or blender. With the machine running, add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Process until combined. 10-15 minutes before you are ready to grill, spoon about 1/3 of the sauce over the shrimp skewers to marinate. Transfer the rest of the dipping sauce to a small bowl. Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill. Grill the shrimp, turning often, until opaque, about 6 minutes. Arrange the cooked skewers on a platter and serve with the dipping sauce on the side.

Yield: 8 servings

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