Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Portuguese-Style Spicy Shrimp

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon finely minced fresh red cayenne chilies, seeded

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, preferably imported from Portuguese

Dipping Sauce:

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Red hot pepper sauce, to taste


  1. In a glass baking dish toss the shrimp with the garlic, chilies and olive oil. Cover and marinate, refrigerated, for at least 24 hours. Preheat grill or broiler and cook shrimp, brushing occasionally with marinade, for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  2. In a small bowl stir together 1/2 cup olive oil and red hot pepper sauce, to taste.
  3. Serve the hot grilled shrimp with the dipping sauce.