Shrimp Scampi

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Today we went to my parents for a Labor Day barbeque.  Mom had one of my favorite snacks marinating in the fridge: Shrimp Scampi.  You can either cook the shrimp in the broiler or you can make it on the grill like we did today.

Shrimp Scampi
1 lb. raw shrimp, deveined and shelled
1 c. olive oil
2 tbsp. minced parsley
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 tsp. salt

Shell and devein shrimp, rinse and pat dry. Place in shallow bowl.  Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over shrimp. Cover shrimp and chill for 2-3 hours.

To Broil:

Preheat broiler.  Line broiling pan bottom with foil for easy clean up. Place shrimp on pan. Broil 5"-6" from heat, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with lemon.

To Grill:

Put shrimp on skewers (if using wooden skewers, make sure you let skewers soak in water first).  Heat grill on low. Place shrimp on grill and cook 3-5 minutes per side, depending on size of shrimp. Shrimp will 'pink up' and curl when cooked. Serve with lemon.


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Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I love shrimp scampi! These look delicious!

Simply Life said...

Oooh, I love shrimp scampi and yours looks soooo good!

Pete said...

Should be able to savour the shrimp natural taste by cooking it this way!