I forget just how much my children love seafood, until we are on vacation somewhere down South and go out to dinner at a restaurant that has an “all you can eat” crab legs or shrimp (or both!) special. Then my kids will eat as if I haven’t fed them in days! Seriously, they love it. So why is it that I rarely make it at home? It’s really not so hard to do…. grilling or steaming- simple stuff actually. And if you can score a good deal on shrimp or crab at the grocery store- it doesn’t have to be so expensive. Especially if you serve it as an appetizer or as part of an entree.
Since most of the seafood available for sale at the grocery store is frozen first, I don’t mind using frozen shrimp in recipes- especially when there is a good sale on a bag of shrimp! So stock up when there is a sale, and that way you’ll always have some to pull out of the freezer! Pop it into a colander and run the shrimp under cold water for a few minutes to thaw.
Grilled Shrimp with Garlic and Breadcrumbs
Stir shrimp, olive oil and garlic in a large bowl to combine . Add breadcrumbs and dried parsley and toss until all of the shrimp are evenly coated. Thread shrimp onto skewers and place on a plate. (If you are going to use wooden skewers then be sure to soak them in water for 20 minutes before adding the shrimp). Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 hours.
Grill shrimp just until it turns from grey to pink, and the breadcrumb coating begins to brown- about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter and serve!