Grilled Scampi-Style Shrimp

Cuisinart original

These buttery, fragrant shrimp work well as an appetizer or entrée.


Makes 2 servings


3        tablespoons unsalted butter

2        teaspoons fresh lemon juice

¾        teaspoon grated lemon zest

2        garlic cloves, finely chopped pinch red pepper flakes (optional)

½        pound large shrimp (about 10), peeled and deveined, tails attached

18      teaspoon kosher salt

18      teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

½        teaspoon finely chopped parsley

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving:

 Calories 237 (68% from fat) • carb. 3g • pro. 16g

• fat 18g • sat. fat 12g • chol. 188mg • sod. 785mg

• calc. 69mg • fiber 0g


1 .  In a small a saucepan combine the butter, lemon juice, zest, garlic and red pepper (if using). Cook over low heat just until the butter melts.  Transfer to a medium bowl and cool to room temperature.

2 .   Pat shrimp dry and season both sides with salt and pepper.  Add shrimp to the butter mixture and toss to coat all pieces evenly. Let shrimp marinate for about 5 minutes.

3 .   Adjust feet to the tilted position. Preheat the grill in the closed position. When grill is preheated, evenly arrange shrimp on both plates.  Grill shrimp for 4½ to 5 minutes, turning halfway through, until shrimp are opaque.  Remove from grill and garnish with parsley.    Serve immediately.

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