A quick and easy shrimp recipe with a special sauce. Makes a great appetizer; or serve it for dinner with rice or your a favorite pasta! Adapted from: www.TheMediterraneanDish.com
I also just minced the garlic and sautéed on the stove top to save time!
- 1 lb uncooked prawns, peeled and deveined
- Roasted Garlic-Cilantro Sauce
- 1 small head of garlic
- 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 lime, juice of
- 2 Tbs. dry white wine
- 3 Tbs. olive oil
- 2 Tbs. sweet chili sauce
Peel, devein and rinse the prawns or your choice of shrimp. Pat dry and season with salt and pepper.
Trim the top of the garlic head off, but leave the garlic intact. Drizzle generously with olive oil. Roast the garlic in the 400 degree F-heated oven for about 10-15 minutes or until slightly tender and fragrant. When ready, remove from the oven. Let cool briefly. Peel and crush or chop the roasted garlic as finely as possible.
Now prepare the roasted garlic-cilantro sauce. In a frying pan, combine the roasted garlic with the cilantro, lime juice, white wine, olive oil and chili sauce. Whisk together and simmer for a minute. Pour into a small container, using a spatula to get every bit.
Add the prawns to the frying pan, with a little olive oil, and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. You want to achieve some char, but be careful not to overcook the prawns.
Serve with rice and asparagus on the side; or simply as a party appetizer. Enjoy!