Jalapeno Butter stuffed shrimp

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When I first saw this recipe I thought, ‘ what a fiery mess this could be ‘.  Just think about it… you make a compound butter of jalapeno, butter, garlic, and lemon zest… then stuff it under the shell of the shrimp… then grill.  All I could think was that the butter would fuel the fire for our flaming entertainment.

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As it turns out, that wasn’t entirely the case.

So let me take pause and step back.

First, you clean your shrimp.. leaving the shells on, but cut at the top.

Make a compound butter:

  • 4 finely chopped jalapeno
  • 1/2 stick softened butter
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • zest of 1 lemon

Stuff the butter into and under the slit shell, both sides.  Then refrigerate until ready to grill, at least 30 minutes.

Then salt the outside all over… and GRILL.

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The grilled shrimp were messy and had to peel at the table… but other than that, they were delicious, flavorful, fun, and yummy.  Definitely a make-again.

 

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