Jul 12, 2018

Grilled Shrimps with Spicy Parsley Sauce

This is a fairly simple recipe, the most troublesome part falls to shrimp preparation. Oops, ok, maybe cleaning the food processor can be quite a hassle too. As for the sauce, all you need to do is toss all the ingredients to the food processor and let it does all the work. You can even make the sauce ahead of time and store in the fridge, it can last up to days. Use it on baked, steamed, or seared seafood ingredients, or even mix some with pasta. Perhaps use the sauce as a sandwich spread or faux chimichurri for steaks. Be creative and have fun!

Grilled shrimps with spicy parsley sauce -


  • 14 medium/large shrimps
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika

Sauce -

  • 1 1/2 cups loosely packed parsley
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed Italian seasoning


Butterfly and devein the shrimps. 

Transfer the shrimps to a bowl and mix with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon of smoked paprika. Cover with lid or cling foil, marinate for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, peel and roughly chop the garlic cloves. Roughly chop the parsley. Transfer all the ingredients under the "sauce" section to the food processor and blend till fully incorporated. 

Take a pan or a grill, remember there is no need to brush the surface with more oil. Turn to medium high heat and sear both sides of the shrimps till nearly cooked through then quickly removed from heat. The remaining heat will further cook the shrimps, and the texture should be just right when ready to serve. 

Plate the shrimps and drizzle over some spicy parsley sauce.

Refreshing in a way but still got a kick from raw garlics and cayenne pepper, maybe that's why it's so addicting. I even drizzle some over my steamed rice, what an uncommon combo!

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