Thursday, August 4, 2016

Grilled Tiger Shrimp with Chopped Scallions

Considered to be the "Queen of Prawns", Black Tiger Shrimp have a natural sweet flavour and moist meaty texture that when butterflied and grilled on an outdoor barbecue become a voluptuous mountain of decapodal decadence. An excellent source of protein and several important vitamins and minerals including Niacin, Iron, Phosphorus and Zinc, tiger shrimp are also low in calories and absolutely carb-free. Although high in cholesterol, these tasty morsels contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids which help lower blood pressure and help prevent coronary heart disease — so there's no reason not to dig in and enjoy Neptune's bounty.

Grilled Tiger Shrimp with Chopped Scallions

Serves 6

18 Black Tiger Shrimp, peeled, deveined and butterflied with tails left on

2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp olive oil
2 scallions, finely chopped on a diagonal, for garnish

Place the butterflied shrimp in a large bowl and toss with a little sesame and olive oil to lightly coat. Cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours. Preheat the barbecue to medium high and cook the shrimp for about 5 minutes per side then a minute more standing up on their ends. To serve, arrange the shrimp on a large platter and garnish with chopped scallions. 

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