Wouldn’t it be great if there was a ‘grill store’ where we could just walk in and picked out which grilled food we would like and just take it home and eat it? As sad as it is, there is no ‘grill store.’ However, maybe you just got yourself a brand new gas grill or propane grill for Christmas and you’ve been just dying to show off your grill skills! Here’s a recipe that will leave your guests begging for more. You may just become the party house on the block. So, just let them recline on your patio furniture sets as you become their very own ‘grill store’ by following these directions.
Garlic Cilantro Shrimp
For the shrimp:
1 1/2 lb uncooked prawns
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup olive oil
For the sauce:
1 head of garlic
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
1 T dry white wine
3 T olive oil
1 T chili flakes
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Peel and rinse the prawns or whatever shrimp you have chosen and dry and season. Prawns must sit in the fridge until ready to cook.
- Cut off the top of the garlic head and drizzle with olive oil before roasting garlic in the oven for approximately 12 minutes. After this, peel and crush the garlic until it’s as fine as it can be.
- In a bowl, combine garlic with the rest of the sauce ingredients and whisk. Set aside.
- Brush olive oil over the prawns and grill for 3 or 4 minutes on each side. Some char is fine but overcooking is not!
- Once the prawns or shrimp are done, transfer to sauce bowl and coat well before displaying on the serving platter. Enjoy!
You can also serve the prawns alone with the sauce on the side as an appetizer or with pasta or rice as the main meal. These are also delicious warm or at room temperature, however you prefer. This may seem like a simple meal but don’t forget that the type of prawns or shrimp you buy, play a big part in how you want your meal to taste. Do some research before deciding on a type to determine flavor. The wrong kind can ruin this entire meal. They shouldn’t have to much of an obnoxious flavor or they will not mesh well with the strong flavors of garlic and cilantro.
You may want to warn your guests that they are about to have their minds blown and that their taste buds will never be the same again.