HONEY-HARISSA GRILLED SHRIMP
by Daniela Biclea on Nov 21, 2021
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 large lemon, zested and juiced
- 1 large lime, zested and juiced
- 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon honey, divided
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/ 2 teaspoons Harissa spice blend, plus more for serving
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/ 4 teaspoon black peper
- 1 pound extra large shrimp (13/15), peeled and deveined, tails on
- Cooked white rice, (optional)
- Toasted pita bread, (optional)
- STEP 1
Preheat a grill to medium-high heat according to manufacturer’s instructions. (This should take about 30 minutes if using charcoal.) Alternatively, you can use a broiler on high or a grill pan on the stove over medium-high heat.
FOR THE CUCUMBER SALAD
- STEP 1
Meanwhile, make the cucumber salad. Whisk olive oil, white wine vinegar, ½ teaspoon honey, and salt. Add cucumbers and chopped herbs and toss to coat in dressing. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve and up to 6 hours ahead.
FOR THE SHRIMP
- STEP 1
Make the marinade. Add garlic, citrus juice and zest, harissa spice blend, and olive oil to a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
- STEP 2
Make the shrimp. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Add remaining honey and toss to evenly coat shrimp. Once grill is preheated, place shrimp 1” apart and cover. Cook for about 5 minutes on the first side, then flip and continue cooking until shrimp are completely cooked through, about 1-2 minutes more. Remove shrimp from the grill and add immediately to marinade, tossing to coat.
- STEP 3
Alternatively, heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Lightly oil pan with nonstick cooking spray or 1 teaspoon neutral oil. Cool shrimp for about 5 minutes, then flip and continue cooking until shrimp are completely cooked through, about 2 minutes If using a broiler, preheat on the highest heat setting. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Broil shrimp for 4-5 minutes. Turn shrimp and continue cooking until completely cooked through, about 2-3 minutes.
- STEP 4
Serve shrimp with a side of herby cucumber salad and a side of rice or warmed pita, if desired and sprinkle with an extra pinch of harissa spice blend.