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Buffalo Grilled Shrimp with Goat Cheese Dipping Sauce

A delicious twist on the typical cocktail shrimp appetizer, this is perfect for the holidays or year-round entertaining.
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Buffalo Grilled Shrimp with Goat Cheese Dipping Sauce

Servings

8

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

    For the Shrimp:

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 1/4 cup hot sauce (such as Frank's, plus 2 tablespoons for serving)
  • 4 garlic cloves (smashed and coarsely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (from 1 large lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For the Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cup heavy cream (at room temperature)
  • 1/3 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Prepare the shrimp: In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with 1/4 cup of the hot sauce, garlic, lemon zest, and oil. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce: Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and shallot and saute the shallot for about 2 minutes. Add the cumin and paprika and continue to cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 1 more minute. Add the heavy cream and salt. Reduce the heat to low and simmer that mixture for about 5 minutes. It should thicken slightly. Now whisk in the goat cheese a little at a time until fully incorporated and smooth. Remove from the heat and allow the sauce to cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the chives and parsley.
  3. Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Season the shrimp with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and grill for about 2 to 3 minutes per side or until opaque all the way through. Remove to a clean bowl and toss with the remaining 2 tablespoons of hot sauce. Serve with the goat cheese dipping sauce.
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