Charred Shrimp with Pepper Mayonnaise

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs large shrimp
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbs lime juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
  • lime wedges for serving
  • 1 small red pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails intact.
  • Combine the garlic, lime juice, cumin and coriander in a bowl.
  • Place the shrimp in the marinade and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for several hours.
  • To make the pepper mayonnaise, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut the red pepper into quarters and remove the seeds and membranes.
  • Place on a baking sheet with the garlic and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the skin blisters on the pepper and the garlic is soft but not burnt.
  • Place in a plastic bag to cool, the peel the red pepper and garlic.
  • Combine the red pepper and garlic in a food processor with the mayonnaise and process until smooth.
  • Transfer to to a bowl and stir in the lime juice. Add salt to taste.
  • Pre heat a charcoal grill or an iron skillet until it begins to smoke.
  • Drain the¬†shrimp, discarding the marinade and cook in batches for 2 minutes on each side, or until charred and cooked through.
  • Serve the shrimp with the pepper mayonnaise and lime wedges.

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