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Spicy Garlic Shrimp

David Turin whips up a recipe you won't have to turn the oven on for.

PORTLAND, Maine — Yield: Two generous dinner portions or six appetizer portions 


12 Jumbo shrimp, 13-15 sized, butterflied


4 Garlic cloves, chopped

1 T Red pepper, minced

½ Jalapeno, seeded, minced

1 T Parsley, minced

1 T Basil, minced

1 T Mint, minced

½ Lemon, zest and juice—use microplane for the zest 

4 T Olive oil

½ t Salt 

½ t Black pepper

1 t Red pepper flakes

Method of Preparation:

  1. Peel, butterfly, wash, and pat the shrimp dry

  2. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade

  3. Toss the shrimp in the marinade and refrigerate at least two hours (hint: for better flavor marinate overnight). This can also be done up to four days in advance.

  4. Shrimp can be grilled, sautéed in the marinade, or roasted in a very hot oven—425° convection for about six minutes or 475° conventional for about eight minutes. It’s best to lay the shrimp out butterfly open on a baking sheet.

Delicious served with polenta, risotto or rice, and topped my delicious Mango Pineapple Pico de Gallo.