Shrimp with Garlic-Cilantro Sauce

Do you ever feel a little fancy when you serve shrimp on a weeknight?  This Grilled Shrimp with Roasted Garlic-Cilantro Sauce makes it easy, and the roasted garlic-cilantro sauce is a delicious kicky change from a typical garlic butter dressing. We love this recipe adapted from The Mediterranean Dish.

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Grilled Shrimp with garlic cilantro sauce

This Grilled Shrimp with roasted garlic-cilantro sauce has a delicious kicky change from a typical garlic butter dressing.

Grilled Shrimp with Roasted Garlic-Cilantro Sauce


Roasted garlic-cilantro sauce:


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Peel, devein and rinse the shrimp. Pat dry and season with salt and pepper. Place the shrimp in the fridge until ready to grill.
  3. 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.
  4. Now prepare the roasted garlic-cilantro sauce. In a small bowl, 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.
  5. When ready, lightly oil and heat a cast-iron grill or griddle to medium-high. Coat the shrimp with a little olive oil and grill for 3-4 minutes on each side. You want to achieve some char, but be careful not to overcook the shrimp.
  6. Remove the shrimp 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 shrimp to a serving platter and simply add the roasted garlic-cilantro sauce on the side.
  7. Serve with pasta or rice and a green salad for dinner; or simply as a party appetizer. Enjoy!

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