Garlicky Shrimp


Once again, another recipe that Mark found.  This recipe originally had a filet mignon steak with the recipe, but we just used our own steak and used the recipe for the shrimp. We prefer ribeye. Plus, the filet mignon is a little expensive for our blood. The shrimp tasted great and Mark cooked it to perfection.  There are a some notes at the bottom for suggestions.

The original recipe is Filet Mignon Steaks with Garlicky Shrimp


  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 12 extra-large shrimp (16/20 count), peeled and deveined, tails left on
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves.


  1. Lightly brush the steaks with oil and season evenly with 2 teaspoons of the salt and the pepper. Allow the steaks to stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before grilling.
  2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm the butter and garlic until the butter melts and comes to a boil. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Place the shrimp in a medium bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of the garlic butter; reserve the remaining butter. Season the shrimp with the lemon zest, the remaining ½ teaspoon salt, and the red pepper flakes.
  5. Grill the steaks over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to your desired doneness, 11 to 13 minutes for medium rare, turning once (if flare-ups occur, move the steaks temporarily over indirect heat). Remove from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Grill the shrimp over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until firm to the touch, lightly charred, and just turning opaque in the center, about 5 minutes, turning once.
  7. Reheat the butter. Serve the steaks warm topped with shrimp, butter, and parsley.


Next time we make these, I will put the lemon zest and the pepper flakes in the butter with the shrimp and garlic.  When you grate them up on top of the shrimp they don’t distribute evenly. Also, we did not top our steak with the shrimp butter and parsley.  I did not use parsley in this recipe.



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