Grilled shrimp with spicy lemon-garlic sauce

This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows grilled shrimp with spicy lemon-garlic sauce in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Master Of The Grill.” (Daniel J. van Ackere/America's Test Kitchen via AP)

Servings: 4

Start to finish: 45 minutes

To fit all the shrimp on the cooking grate at once, you will need three 14-inch metal skewers. Serve with grilled bread.

Lemon-Garlic Sauce:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces

1/4 cup lemon juice (2 lemons)

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 (10-inch) disposable aluminum pie pan

1/3 cup minced fresh parsley


1 1/2 pounds extra-large shrimp (21 to 25 per pound), peeled and deveined

2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Salt and pepper

1/4 teaspoon sugar

Lemon wedges

For the lemon-garlic sauce, combine butter, lemon juice, garlic, pepper flakes, and salt in disposable pan.

For the shrimp, pat shrimp dry with paper towels. Thread shrimp tightly onto three 14-inch metal skewers, alternating direction of heads and tails. Brush shrimp with oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1 side of each skewer evenly with sugar.

— For a charcoal grill: Open bottom vent completely. Light large chimney starter filled with charcoal briquettes (6 quarts). When top coals are partially covered with ash, pour evenly over half of grill. Set cooking grate in place, cover, and open lid vent completely. Heat grill until hot, about 5 minutes.

— For a gas grill: Turn all burners to high, cover, and heat grill until hot, about 15 minutes. Leave primary burner on high and turn other burner(s) to medium-low.

Clean cooking grate, then repeatedly brush grate with well-oiled paper towels until black and glossy, 5 to 10 times. Place disposable pan with sauce ingredients on hotter side of grill and cook until hot, 1 to 3 minutes; slide pan to cooler side of grill.

Place shrimp skewers, sugared side down, on hotter side of grill; use tongs to push shrimp together on skewers if they have separated. Cook shrimp until lightly charred on first side, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip skewers and cook until second side is pink and slightly translucent, 1 to 2 minutes.

Using potholder, carefully lift each skewer from grill and use tongs to slide shrimp off skewers and into pan with sauce. Toss shrimp and sauce to combine. Slide pan to hotter side of grill and cook, stirring, until shrimp are opaque throughout, about 30 seconds.

Stir in parsley. Transfer shrimp to platter and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition information per serving: 243 calories; 131 calories from fat; 15 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 235 mg cholesterol; 1258 mg sodium; 3 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 24 g protein.

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