Tag: lemon

Grilled Argentine Shrimps with Chimichurri

Ingredients (2 servings):

  • 500 g / a dozen whole Argentine red shrimps
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley leaves
  • juice of 1 lime

Preparation method:

  1. Peel off the shell of the shrimps leaving on the last segment of the tail.
  2. Devein them if you are skilled enough, I was lazy, so I left most of them with the veins.
  3. Chop the garlic.
  4. Chop these parsley leaves.
  5. Place the parsley leaves, 100 ml olive oil, the chopped garlic cloves and lime juice into a bowl.
  6. Using a hand/stick blender them until everything is mixed nicely together.
  7. Coat the shrimps with a bit of remaining olive oil and grill them 1- 2 minutes per side until cooked and have nice grill marks. Proceed in batches if having a smaller grill, like me.
  8. Lay the shrimps on a large plate and drizzle the chimichurri sauce over them. Serve while hot.

Grilled Jumbo Black Tiger Prawns with Fried Garlic and Lemon Recipe

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 2 jumbo black tiger prawns
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3-4 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup Toasted Garlic–Lemon Oil (see recipe list)

Preparation method:

  1. Make a cut on the back of each prawn, using a sharp thin knife, starting under the head, about 2 cm long.
  2. Using a toothpick pull out the dark intestines tract.
  3. Smear the prawns with olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place on a grill and cook until the prawns turn from grey deep pink, about one minute.

   4. Place on a grill and cook until the prawns turn from grey deep pink, about one minute.

   5. Turn side the prawns on the other and grill them for another minute.

     6. Chop roughly the garlic.

   7. Add the oil and garlic to a frying pan, fry over low heat for about 5 minutes keeping stirring, until garlic browns lightly.

   8. Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice; salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

   9. Serve the prawns drizzled with plenty of the garlicky-lemony oil.

Roasted Sea Bass with Lemons and Radicchio – Recipe

Ingredients (1-2 servings):

  • 1 whole sea-bass
  • 1 radicchio
  • 1 lemon
  • a few sprigs of thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation method:

  1. Clean and scale the fish, then pat dry with paper kitchen towels.
  2. Slice half of the lemon a d cut each slice in two.
  3. Season with plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper both the inside and outside of the fish.
  4. Fill the fish will some lemon slices and thyme.
  5. Smear the bottom of an oven proof dish with olive oil. Place the lemon filled bass in it, surrounded by the remaining slices.
  6. Roast in the oven preheated 200 C to for about an hour.
    Meanwhile, prepare the radicchio:
  7. Quarter the radicchio into 4 wedges.
  8. Lay them in another ovenproof dish, sprinkle some olive oil and the juice of the remaining half lemon.
  9. Roast in the with the fish for half an hour.
  10. Serve the sea-bass with the radicchio quarters and some caramelized lemons from the oven.