Grilled Shrimp with Garlic

Grilled Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Cilantro Sauce
  • 2 lb shrimp, shelled, de-veined
  • Olive oil
Roasted garlic-cilantro sauce:
  • 1 small head garlic, top trimmed off
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 1 tbsp dry white wine
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chili sauce (or 1 tbsp dry chili flakes)
  1. Prepare prawns and devein. Pat dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper. Place in fridge until ready to grill.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Trim top of the garlic head off; leave garlic unpeeled. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Roast garlic in the 400 degrees F-heated oven for about 10 minutes or until tender and fragrant. When ready, remove from oven. Let cool briefly. Peel and chop garlic finely.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the garlic with the additional sauce ingredients. Whisk together and set aside.
  4. When ready, heat a cast-iron grill or griddle to medium high. Drizzle shrimp with a little olive oil and grill for 3-4 minutes or so on each side. You want to achieve some char, but be careful not to overcook the shrimp.
  5. Remove from grill and coat with the roasted garlic and cilantro sauce. Alternatively, you can serve the sauce on the side instead.