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Green Lightning Shrimp (pics)

NecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,298
edited May 2013 in Seafood
Last week I asked the Necessary Indulgences Facebook page for shrimp ideas and @Griffin told me about Steven Raichlen’s Green Lightning Shrimp.

Green Lightning Shrimp

The marinade is puréed cilantro, jalapeños, scallions, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, olive oil, and fresh lime juice.

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Cook direct at ~500F for 2-3 minutes each side. (I used Key West Pink shrimp, so they look pink before and after they are cooked).

Green Lightning Shrimp

And then pour a Cilantro and Garlic Butter Sauce over them.

Green Lightning Shrimp

They were fantastic -- nice heat from the jalapeños.

*** The one thing I'll change next time is I won't add the lime juice to the marinade, I'll just add freshly squeezed lime juice to the shrimp after they cook. The acid from the lime broke-down the meat too much and caused it to be a tad mushy (the recipe calls for the shrimp to marinate for 30 minutes).

I'll definitely make this again... the marinade will be great on chicken, too.

Green Lightning Shrimp

You can read more about with I did HERE and find the original recipe HERE.
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