Grilled Cilantro Shrimp [Simple And Elegant]

Grilled Cilantro Shrimp [Simple And Elegant]

This simple and elegant Grilled Cilantro Shrimp meal is sure to impress your guests. The cilantro adds the perfect spice to the shrimp for a taste your palate has never experienced!

Grilled Cilantro Shrimp [Simple And Elegant]

Grilled Cilantro Shrimp Ingredients:

Serving Size: 4

To make your own Grilled Cilantro Shrimp, you will need:

  • 2 dozen large shrimp, peeled
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, set aside a few extra leaves
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 dozen Kalamata olives/ seeded and halved
  • 1/2 cup white cooking wine
  • Salt and pepper for flavor

Pro Tips On Purchasing Shrimp:

Fresh Shrimp:

Avoid shrimp that smells of anything other than saltwater.

If there is any hint of the aroma of ammonia, it’s a sign the shrimp is way past its prime. Truly fresh shrimp will have almost translucent flesh. Do not buy shrimp with black spots or rings (unless it’s black tiger shrimp) as this indicates the meat is starting to break down. Also, avoid pink meat.

Frozen Shrimp:

If possible, AVOID shrimp that has been peeled and deveined before freezing. It can cause a loss of flavor and texture.  (Shells will help to protect the meat of the shrimp and add more flavor to it)

Step By Step Instructions To Make Your Grilled Cilantro Shrimp

Cooking time: Jumbo shrimp take about 7 to 8 minutes, large shrimp take about 5 to 7 minutes, and medium-sized shrimp are done in about 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 1: Cleaning And Preparing The Shrimp

After you have cleaned and peeled your raw shrimp, set them in a large glass bowl. In a separate mixing bowl add lemon juice, chopped garlic, cayenne pepper, and chopped cilantro. Mix ingredients, and then add the shrimp to it.

Add a dash of salt and pepper for flavor. Let it sit for about ten minutes.

Step 2: Cooking The Grilled Cilantro Shrimp

Place a grill pan on the stove on high heat – then cook the shrimp on the grill pan with coconut oil. Set aside shrimp marinade and cook the shrimp a few minutes on each side. Do not overcook.

Remove shrimp from grill and set aside on a plate. Pour the marinade and white wine in the grill pan for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and pour over the shrimp.

Garnish with fresh cilantro and Kalamata olives.

Serve immediately. Shrimp cannot sit around for a long time. Eat within an hour.

A Great Salad Option

Grilled Cilantro Shrimp [Simple And Elegant] Grilled Cilantro Shrimp [Simple And Elegant]

You can also make a beautiful mixed green salad with goat cheese and fresh raspberries or any fruit in season and top it off these sumptuous critters!!  It’ always fun to buy as many fresh ingredients as you can at your local farmer’s market on the weekends.  Get to know your local vendors and learn about seasonal items.

Grilled Cilantro Shrimp [Simple And Elegant]

Grilled Cilantro Shrimp [Simple And Elegant]

This simple and elegant Grilled Cilantro Shrimp meal is sure to impress your guests. The cilantro adds the perfect spice to the shrimp for a taste your palate has never experienced!
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 dozen large shrimp peeled
  • 6 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 lemon freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro set aside a few extra leaves
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 12 Kalamata olives seeded and halved
  • 1/2 cup white cooking wine
  • Salt and pepper for flavor

Instructions

Tips On Purchasing Shrimp

  • Fresh Shrimp:
    Avoid shrimp that smells of anything other than saltwater.
    If there is any hint of the aroma of ammonia, it’s a sign the shrimp is way past its prime. Truly fresh shrimp will have almost translucent flesh. Do not buy shrimp with black spots or rings (unless it’s black tiger shrimp) as this indicates the meat is starting to break down. Also, avoid pink meat.
    Frozen Shrimp:
    If possible, AVOID shrimp that has been peeled and deveined before freezing. It can cause a loss of flavor and texture.  (Shells will help to protect the meat of the shrimp and add more flavor to it)

Step By Step Instructions To Make Your Grilled Cilantro Shrimp

  • Cooking time: Jumbo shrimp take about 7 to 8 minutes, large shrimp take about 5 to 7 minutes, and medium-sized shrimp are done in about 3 to 4 minutes.
    Step 1: Cleaning And Preparing The Shrimp
    After you have cleaned and peeled your raw shrimp, set them in a large glass bowl. In a separate mixing bowl add lemon juice, chopped garlic, cayenne pepper, and chopped cilantro. Mix ingredients, and then add the shrimp to it.
    Add a dash of salt and pepper for flavor. Let it sit for about ten minutes.
  • Step 2: Cooking The Grilled Cilantro Shrimp
    Place a grill pan on the stove on high heat - then cook the shrimp on the grill pan with coconut oil. Set aside shrimp marinade and cook the shrimp a few minutes on each side. Do not overcook.
    Remove shrimp from grill and set aside on a plate. Pour the marinade and white wine in the grill pan for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and pour over the shrimp.
    Garnish with fresh cilantro and Kalamata olives.
    Serve immediately. Shrimp cannot sit around for a long time. Eat within an hour.

A Great Salad Option

  • You can also make a beautiful mixed green salad with goat cheese and fresh raspberries or any fruit in season and top it off these sumptuous critters!!  It’ always fun to buy as many fresh ingredients as you can at your local farmer's market on the weekends.  Get to know your local vendors and learn about seasonal items.

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