Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Adriatic Grilled Shrimp

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 5 servings
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Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp (8 to 10 per pound), shelled and deveined, with tails left intact

2 tablespoons salt, plus more to taste

4 cups ice water

3 to 4 sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), plumped 10 minutes in hot water and drained

3 large cloves garlic

3 tightly packed tablespoons fresh Italian parsley leaves

1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Freshly ground black pepper

1 large lemon, cut into 8 wedges

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the shrimp with the 2 tablespoons salt and the 4 cups ice water. Refrigerate 20 minutes, but no more. Meanwhile mince together the tomatoes, garlic, and parsley. Transfer them to a medium bowl and stir in the hot pepper and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
  2. Drain, rinse, and pat the shrimp dry. Toss them with the tomato mixture. Keep cold.
  3. Film a large skillet or griddle with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and warm over medium heat. Saute the shrimp, sprinkling with salt and pepper, about 2 to 3 minutes per side, until pink and just firm. Pile all the seasonings over the shrimp after turning them.
  4. Transfer the shrimp onto a serving platter along with the seasonings. Serve hot or warm, with the lemon wedges. Squeeze a little lemon over the shrimp just before eating.

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