Grilled herb garlicky shrimp with tzatsiki sauce

November 19, 2018

Author Notes: A very adaptable appetizer that can be made ahead of time that is tasty with or with out the sauce. Apologies to true Greek tradition as the tzatziki has been americanized and adapted from my in lawsalice miller

Serves: 8-10
Prep time: 3 hrs
Cook time: 15 min

Ingredients

grilled shrimp

  • 2 pounds thawed and peeled shrimp (16/20)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons dried thyme/oregano/margoram
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 splash fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill

tzatziki

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 English cucumber, peeled
In This Recipe

Directions

grilled shrimp

  1. put the shrimp in a towel lined sieve or colander to dry as much as possible.
  2. in a bowl combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, dried herbs, black pepper and add shrimp
  3. Cover and put in fridge to marinate for several hours.
  4. To grill (or broil if it's too miserable outside): have a medium/hot flame going. Skewer shrimp and grill for about 6 minutes each side so they are firm with a touch of char but not too dry.
  5. when cool enough to handle, take off skewers and put into a serving vessel, sprinkle with chopped dill and squirt with fresh lemon. Serve with tzatziki on the side.

tzatziki

  1. grate the cucumber into a sieve over a bowl and drain as much liquid as possible. Feel free to press liquid out if impatient
  2. in a bowl combine sour cream, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil salt and pepper to taste, drained cucumber and fresh dill. can be made ahead of time
  3. serve with grilled shrimp on the side

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