Grilled Shrimp with Smoky Red Pepper Dip
Simple grilled shrimp are lightly seasoned and then paired with a silky and smoky roasted pepper dip in this crowd pleasing yet easy party app. Jarred roasted peppers are the secret to the so-simple yet so-delicious dip. It’s also delicious with veggie dippers, as a sandwich spread or spooned over grilled chicken or fish for dinner.
- 2 cups roasted peppers rinsed and drained
- 1 TB walnut oil
- 1 clove garlic finely chopped
- 1 ¼ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp salt
- Optional garnish: chopped fresh oregano or parsley
- 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
To make dip: Purée roasted peppers, walnut oil, smoked paprika, cumin, and salt in a food processor and serve garnished with optional oregano and parsley. May be made up to 2 days ahead.
To make shrimp: Toss shrimp with olive oil, additional 1/2 tsp smoked paprika and 1/4 tsp kosher salt. Coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray and heat over high heat. Grill shrimp for 2 minutes per side or until firm. Cool to room temperature and serve with dip. Tip: If you’re really in a hurry? Just swap in pre-cooked steamed shrimp to serve with the dip on small skewers.
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