Category: Main / Seafood
Time: Hands on 15 minutes / Total time 45 minutes
Servings: 2 (3 skewers each)
From Cooking Light
Shrimp scampi is an easy way to enjoy Italian cuisine at home. Threading olive oil-marinated shrimp on rosemary-branch skewers imparts a subtle herb flavor to the dish and a fantastic scent to your table.
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
18 large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about ¾ pound)
6 (6 inch) rosemary sprigs
Combine first 6 ingredients in a zip-top plastic bag. Add shrimp to bag; seal and shake to coat. Marinate in refrigerator 3 minutes, turning bag occasionally.
Working with 1 rosemary sprig at a time, hold leafy end of sprig in 1 hand. Strip leaves off sprig with other hand, leaving ½ inch of leaves attached to leafy end of sprig. Repeat procedure with remaining rosemary springs to make 6 rosemary skewers. Thread 3 shrimp onto each rosemary skewer.
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat both sides of shrimp skewers with cooking spray. Arrange 3 skewers on pan; cook 2w minutes on each side or until shrimp are done. Remove from pan; keep warm, repeat procedure with remaining skewers.
Note: Rosemary has a long history of being associated with the heart. It has been believed by many to be a love charm, by others to be a token of remembrance. Bamboo skewers also work quite well.