South Baltimore Seafood Recipe...
Grilled Shrimp Parmesan
Do-It-Yourself has never tasted so good as with this "parmesan" variation on a recipe for cooking shrimp - grilling insead of steaming. Here's what it takes...
- 1 lb raw shrimp, deveined and no shell
- 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lemon
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper
- 1 jar tomato or spaghetti sauce
- 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
- In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, the juice from a fresh lemon, the chopped garlic, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and a few dashes of salt and pepper. Tip: fresh ground pepper is always best!
- Put the shrimp is a large sealable plastic bag and pour the olive oil mixture in the bag as well. Close up the bag and be sure to seal it well, then work the bag gently with your hands to make sure the olive oil coats all of the shrimp evenly.
- Let the shrimp sit and marinate while you heat up the grill (or grill pan) for at least 10 minutes.
- Skewer the shrimp for easier handling on the grill.
- Place the shrimp on the grill and cook on medium-high heat for about 2-2 ½ minutes then turn them over and cook for another 2-2 ½ minutes until the shrimp turn pinkish.
- Remove the shrimp from the grill and take them off the skewer arranging them close together in groups of 5 or 6 on a pan to go in the oven.
- Spoon a little tomato or spaghetti sauce over the shrimp then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and place the shrimp under a broiler (on high) until the cheese has melted, started to bubble, and turn slightly golden brown in spots.
- Serve over pasta, or if you want to keep it healty, serve with lots of fresh grilled veggies!
- You can make this recipe a touch healthier by using mozzarella cheese make with skim milk.
- If you want to go all healthy and serve this yummy dish with grilled veggies, toss any vegetable in extra virgin olive and place on a sheet of aluminum foil. Fold the foil until the veggies are in a nice closed pouch and grill for approximately 10-12 minutes. You may want to add a little spice to your grilled veggies by using a seasoning such as Old Bay seafood seasoning or Emeril Lagasse’s Essence seasoning.
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