Nothing is better than these wonderful Grilled Shrimp with Truffle Oil appetizers. Surprise your guests, especially the women, and serve these delicious Grilled Shrimp with Truffle Oil.
What is Truffle Oil: Truffle oil is a finishing oil not a cooking oil (Truffle oil is created when truffles are soaked in olive oil). Used to enhance foods by adding to them after preparation. Truffle oils are generally not used in cooking, as the heat adulterates their flavors. Either white or black truffle oil may be used in any dish, but the only difference is how you use the truffle oil. Truffle oil is more of a flavoring or seasoning (that gives a burst of flavor) and should only be used lightly on your foods or dishes. The best use for truffle oil is summed up in one word, drizzle over foods. Experiment by adding a little truffle oil to some of your favorite dishes.
Truffle Oil is like an aphrodisiac! One whiff and the seductive smell sends me to heaven! I have personally taken a poll of my lady friends, and most feel the same way I do. So, what are you waiting for? Give truffle oil and these Grilled Shrimp with Truffle Oil a try It is so gourmet!
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Preheat barbecue grill (oil hot grill to help prevent sticking).
Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving tails on. Using a sharp knife, butterfly shrimp by cutting along the inner curve or underbelly about halfway (almost completely through), leaving the tails firmly attached. Press the shrimp down flat like a butterfly. Place prepared shrimp in a shallow dish and sprinkle with olive oil; refrigerate, covered, until ready to cook.
In a medium bowl, combine white truffle oil, lemon juice, onion, and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside.
When ready to cook, season the shrimp lightly with salt and pepper. Place shrimp onto hot grill and cook approximately 2 minutes on one side; turn and cook another 1 minute or until shrimp are opaque in center (cut to test). Remove from grill.
To serve, arrange shrimp (split sides up) on a serving plate. Drizzle with a little of the vinaigrette. Place remaining vinaigrette in a small bowl and place on plate for dipping.
Makes 4 servings.
Source: Photo courtesy of Weber Products.
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