Grilled Shrimp with Garlic and Cilantro

Shrimp with Garlic and Cilantro

Fresh, Delicious, Quick and Easy to Make!


  • 1.5 lb uncooked prawns
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • Olive oil

Roasted garlic-cilantro sauce:

    • 1 small head garlic, top trimmed off
    • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
    • juice of 1 lime
    • 1 tbsp dry white wine
    • 3 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 tbsp chili sauce (or 1 tbsp dry chili flakes)


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Peel, devein and rinse the prawns or your choice of shrimp. Pat dry and season with salt and pepper. Place the prawns in the fridge until ready to grill.
  • 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.
  • To prepare the roasted garlic-cilantro sauce, combine the roasted garlic with the remaining sauce ingredients of cilantro, lime juice, white wine, olive oil and chili sauce. Whisk together and set aside.
  • When ready, lightly oil and heat a cast-iron grill or griddle to medium-high. Dress the prawns with a little olive oil and grill for 3-4 minutes on each side. You want to achieve a little char, but be careful not to overcook the prawns.
  • Remove the prawns from the grill to a bowl and coat well with the roasted garlic and cilantro sauce. Transfer to a serving platter. Alternatively, transfer the grilled prawns to a serving platter and simply add the roasted garlic-cilantro sauce on the side.
  • Serve with pasta or rice and a green salad for dinner; or simply as a party appetizer.
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