I’ve been wanting to try this new cast iron pan that was designed to grill (and serve) shrimp ever since I bought it. Friday’s delivery of Alaska Spot Prawns from Sitka Salmon Shares sealed the deal.
But first, the pan needs to be seasoned. I followed these instructions:
“I scrubbed my pan thoroughly with plain water, dried; then used paper towels to cover the entire pan with a light coating of vegetable oil. If the oil pools, wipe up the excess. Bake for 60 min. in 350-degree oven: Turn the pan upside-down on the oven rack, over a drip pan or big sheet of aluminum foil. After 1 hour, turn off oven and let pan cool.”
Decided on this recipe for the marinade:
Grilled Shrimp Skewers
1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined (you can either leave tails on or remove them)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
lemon wedges for serving
Place the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic in a resealable plastic bag. Seal and shake to combine.
Add the shrimp to the bag and seal. Toss to coat evenly with the marinade.
Marinate for at least 15 minutes or up to 2 hours. You don’t want to marinate for longer than that, as the acid in the lemon juice will start to cook the shrimp.
Thread the shrimp onto skewers. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium high heat.
Place the skewers on the grill. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp are pink and opaque.
Broiler directions: Preheat the broiler. Place the shrimp skewers on a sheet pan coated with cooking spray. Broil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp are pink and opaque.
Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.
Calories: 206kcal | Protein: 23g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1317mg | Potassium: 90mg | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 2.7mg
Pics to come prior to dinner being served 🍽