Grilled Shrimp With Taratoor

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 186


1 1/2 pounds shrimp, jumbo, in their shells
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup tahini
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup lemon juice, fresh, or more to taste
3 tablespoons parsley, minced fresh Italian (flat-leaf)
3 to 5 tablespoons water, warm
salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste
pita bread, for serving


1. Cut each shrimp in half lengthwise, starting at the underside and cutting to but not through the top shell. Fold the shrimp open and devein, then rinse under cold running water. Drain and blot dry with paper towels. Place the shrimp in a nonreactive baking dish and sprinkle with the oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper. Cover and let marinate, in the refrigerator, for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.

2. Preheat the grill to high.

3. While the shrimp marinate, prepare the taratoor. Combine the tahini, garlic, 1/2 cup lemon juice, and parsley in a small bowl and whisk to mix, then whisk in enough warm water to obtain a pourable sauce. Taste for seasoning, adding lemon juice and salt and pepper as necessary the sauce should be highly seasoned. Transfer the sauce to 4 ramekins, dividing evenly, and set aside until serving time.

4. Remove the shrimp from the baking dish, reserving any marinade. Lay each shrimp flat and pin open crosswise with 2 skewers, one each, top and bottom.

5. When ready to cook, oil the grill grate. Arrange the shrimp, cut side down, on the hot grate and grill, turning with tongs, until nicely browned on the outside and firm and pink inside, about 2 minutes per side. Brush once or twice with any reserved marinade while cooking.

6. Protecting your hands with a pita bread, unskewer the shrimp onto serving plates or a platter and serve accompanied by the taratoor for dipping.

Serves 4

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 186
Calories from Fat: 66

This Grilled Shrimp With Taratoor recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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