Christmas Eve Feast – GAMBAS A LA PLANCHA
GAMBAS A LA PLANCHA
1/2 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons sea salt
24 medium-large shrimp (about 1 pound) in the shell with heads intact,
( Look for medium-large whole shrimp and leave the heads on for cooking. Sucking the juices from the flavor-packed heads of the cooked shrimp is considered the best part).
In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and salt until well blended. Dip the shrimp briefly into the mixture to coat lightly.
Heat a dry skillet over high heat. When the pan is very hot, working in batches, add the shrimp in a single layer without crowding. Sear for 1 minute. Decrease the heat to medium and continue cooking for 1 minute longer. Turn the shrimp, increase the heat to high, and sear for 2 more minutes, or until golden. Keep the shrimp warm on an ovenproof platter in a low oven. Cook the rest of the shrimp in the same way.
When all the shrimps are cooked, arrange on a platter and serve immediately.