Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine

BBQ Shrimp Scampi

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 50 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Sauce:

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

1 medium onion, minced

2 cloves garlic, lightly crushed with the side of a knife blade and minced.

1 cup ketchup

1 tablespoon mesquite seasoning

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Shrimp:

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

2 cloves garlic, lightly crushed with the side of a knife blade and minced

2 stalks celery, diced small

1 large red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed and diced medium

1 large green bell pepper, stem and seeds removed and diced small

1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves

1 pound (16/20-count) shrimp, deveined and shells and tail removed

1 tablespoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

Directions

  1. Heat the grapeseed oil in a small saucepot over medium heat and saute onion until translucent. Add garlic and saute for 2 more minutes. Stir in ketchup, mesquite seasoning and cayenne pepper. Reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. For the shrimp scampi:
  3. Heat grapeseed oil over medium heat in a skillet and add garlic, celery, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, thyme and parsley. Cook for about 5 to 10 minutes until vegetables soften and flavors are integrated. Stir in shrimp and cook until they are just pink and opaque. Do not overcook shrimp. Remove to a platter. Spoon sauce over and sprinkle with parsley.

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