Shrimp a la Plancha

grilled shrimp a la plancha
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins,
  • Cook: 3 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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This is a Spanish method for preparing shrimp using a plancha, or flat grill plate. Easy, fast, and delicious, these shrimp can go straight from the grill to the table in 5 minutes.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound (450 g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped cilantro or flat leaf parsley
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 mL) vegetable oil

How to Make It

  1. Peel and de-vein shrimp.
  2. In a small bowl combine lemon juice with salt, paprika, and black pepper. Add shrimp and toss to coat.
  3. Preheat grill to high heat. Set plancha onto grill grates and allow to heat up. Once pan shows a faint smoke, add shrimp. The cooking process will go quite fast. Cook shrimp, for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side.
  4. Remove plancha from grill and place onto ​a wooden cutting board. Top with chopped cilantro or flat leaf parsley and serve.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 180
    Total Fat 7 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Unsaturated Fat 4 g
    Cholesterol 227 mg
    Sodium 1,187 mg
    Carbohydrates 3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 27 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)