March 21, 2009

Saturday Recipe 3: Louisiana Marinated Shrimps

Louisiana Marinated Shrimps

Makes: 4 servings

Created by The MDM Team, Monday, February 18, 2008
These Southern-inspired Louisiana shrimp have all the makings of a great seafood meal. With butter, lemon, spice and everything nice, they'll please any -- and every -- shrimp aficionado at your table.


6 tbsp. unsalted butter

2 tsp. minced garlic

1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme

2 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. cayenne

1/4 tsp. turmeric

32 large shrimp, in their shells

To make the marinade, in a small saut pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the remaining marinade ingredients. Stir and allow cooling at room temperature. Using a sharp knife split open the back of each shrimp and devein it. Place the shrimp in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, place in a bowl, and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill over direct high heat until the shrimp are just opaque in the center and firm to the touch, 2-4 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling time. Remove from the grill and serve warm or at room temperature with rice.

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