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 laws —alice miller
What You'll Need
thawed and peeled shrimp (16/20)
fresh ground pepper
fresh lemon juice
fresh chopped dill
chopped fresh dill
salt and pepper to taste
English cucumber, peeled
put the shrimp in a towel lined sieve or colander to dry as much as possible.
in a bowl combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, dried herbs, black pepper and add shrimp
Cover and put in fridge to marinate for several hours.
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.
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.
grate the cucumber into a sieve over a bowl and drain as much liquid as possible. Feel free to press liquid out if impatient
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