I needed something quick and easy for dinner last night, and I did not feel like pulling any meat out of the freezer and waiting for it to defrost. So instead I looked up some simple shrimp recipes online, as shrimp defrosts and cooks quickly. I found this gem, and it was very simple, yet very delicious! Enjoy!
Simple Shrimp Scampi
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Serves 2 to 4
1lb large tiger prawns, shelled (tail on or off as your preference)
1/4-1/2 cup lemon juice (enough to cover the shrimp in a bowl or bag for marinating)
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
ground black pepper to taste (approx. 1-2 tsp)
crushed red pepper flakes to taste (approx. 1-2 tsp)
Mix together lemon juice, parsley, garlic, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Pour into large bowl or bag for marinating, add prawns. Marinate in fridge for 30 minutes.
For BBQ: prep BBQ skewers, and preheat grill. Remove prawns from marinade, put on skewers, and grill until pink and cooked through.
For pan-frying: Preheat skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. Add shrimp and some of the marinade, fry until pink and cooked through.
Serve as appetizer, or with rice and grilled vegetables for dinner. Also makes great topping for salad.