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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Scampi is one of my favorite ways to cook shrimp. Here's a great recipe of your next cookout.

This recipe is per serving.

1 tablespoon butter at room temperature

1 teaspoon finely grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon finely minced garlic

1 teaspoon minced parsley

1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Pinch of cayenne pepper

6 jumbo unshelled, head-on shrimp

Combine butter, Parmesan, garlic, parsley, lemon zest, and cayenne pepper.

Rinse shrimp; using kitchen shears, make a small snip crosswise just where the head meets the body, the snip through shell down the length of the back. Devein shrimp, then carefully peel shells partially off body of shrimp; you're making pockets to load up with butter.

Divide butter mixture among shrimp, packing it down between shrimp shell and body. Skewer shrimp from tail to head. Prepare a hot grill, allowing cooking grates to heat for at 15 minutes before grilling shrimp.

To finish, place skewered shrimp, feet down, directly over heat, cover, and grill until shrimp are pink and just cooked through. If desired, snip off and discard heads before serving. Have extra melted butter loaded with garlic and minced parsley, lemon wedges, and plenty of napkins on hand before serving.


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