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Playing Grilled Shrimp with Frisée and Pepper Salad


  • 1 1/4 lbs. frozen large shrimp (about 20), thawed
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp. EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced


Serves: 4


(Prep Smart! To thaw the shrimp by dinnertime, move them from freezer to fridge in the morning.)

Preheat a grill to medium. Using small, sharp scissors, snip each shrimp shell down the center of the back and, using the tip of the scissors, remove the dark "vein," leaving the shells intact. Put the shrimp in a bowl and drizzle with 2 tbsp. EVOO; toss to coat.

In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/3 cup EVOO, the lemon juice, garlic and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Add the bell peppers and onion and toss to coat.

On a large grill topper, grill the shrimp (in 2 batches if necessary) until the undersides are lightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn with tongs and cook on the second side until the shrimp are just opaque but still juicy, about 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a plate and, when cool enough to handle, pull off the shells (hold the shrimp with a paper towel).

Season the bell peppers with salt and, using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer to a plate, letting the excess dressing drip back into the bowl. Add the frise to the dressing in the bowl and toss to coat. Divide the frise among 4 plates, then top with the pepper salad and shrimp.