When it comes to Italian style shrimp, classic shrimp scampi is where it’s at! There really is nothing better than warm garlic butter sauce poured over succulent shrimp with a fresh zest of lemon!
Shrimp scampi is traditionally served over a plate of cooked spaghetti or bucatini pasta. (My personal favorite!) But you can also mix things up and serve it over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash for a low carb meal.
No matter how you serve it, you’re going to fall in love with the lemony, buttery goodness of this dish!
Grilled shrimp is marinated in a delicious, slightly spicy, chili lime garlic marinade, then cooked on the grill, or in a cast iron skillet, for an easy, healthy gluten free recipe!
Yay!! My first dinner post!! So unfortunately my roomie Nick is moving back to Boston on Tuesday, but fortunately that gave us a great excuse to plan a little going-away dinner for him this weekend that involved surf-and-turf!
Now if you would have asked me 5 years ago what surf-and-turf was I would have probably said some sort of exercise but after venturing in to the seafood world about 3 years ago… yes New Years Day 2009 was my first time to eat anything out of the water IN MY LIFE!
No salmon, no shrimp, no lobster, not even my favorite, crab, until this fateful day in 2009! I don’t know how I lived before crab legs, lobster rolls and one of my favorite things I’ve ever made, Chili Lime Garlic Grilled Shrimp!
Now there’s still that fishy (get it, fishy, haha) story out there that my parents always try to tell me about how I ate fish sticks from Hardee’s when I was about 9 years old because I thought they were chicken strips, but all the same, for the purpose of this post we’ll say my first fish experience was in 2009 (besides I don’t know if you can consider fish sticks from Hardee’s really fish!)
Back to the dinner! As soon as the boys (my two roommates) decided on surf-and-turf for dinner I knew I had to make these grilled shrimp. I made them once before on Father’s Day this year and they were to-die-for!
Ingredients (serves 4)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp chili powder
juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp olive oil
15-20 large shrimp (peeled & deveined)
Place all of the above ingredients, except the shrimp, in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 15 minutes.