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Good for the Grill: Shrimp With Garlic Butter

20 Jun

Last week was my brother’s birthday, and while I didn’t post on the actual day, I thought I’d give a little shout-out to the dude who loves to man the grill– Tony usually cooks his own birthday dinner, as a matter of fact.

Opening presents, 1975

Tony with lobster (a birthday gift from me), which he also cooked, 2004

SHRIMP WITH GARLIC BUTTER (serves 6)
2lbs. fresh medium-to-large shrimp, shelled, de-veined and skewered
8T butter
1/2C olive oil
1T lemon juice
1/4C finely chopped shallots
1t salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
4T finely chopped fresh parsley
Lemon quarters for squeezing

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.  In a shallow dish, large enough to hold shrimp in single layer, melt butter.  Stir in olive oil, lemon juice, shallots, garlic, salt and pepper.  Add shrimp and turn them in the butter and oil until well-coated.  Grill for about 5 minutes, brushing with extra sauce, then turn and grill on other side for 3-4 minutes, or until just pink, but not overcooked.  Transfer to serving platter, pour remaining sauce over the top, sprinkle with chopped parsley and garnish with lemon quarters.

Summer fun with Gia and Tony

This recipe is really fast and easy; perfect for the summer months when you just want to hang out and play all day.  Mangia!