Super Grilled Shrimp with Habanero Butter

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Super Grilled Shrimp with Habanero Butter



  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 cup TABASCO® brand Chipotle Pepper Sauce, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Grated zest of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 16 extra-large shrimp, tail on
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Habanero Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon TABASCO® brand Habanero Sauce, or more to taste


Prepare the Shrimp: Preheat oven to 300°F. Pour the oil into a heavy, ovenproof medium saucepan and add the garlic. Cover the pot with foil, transfer to the oven, and cook until the garlic turns a nutty brown and is very soft (think cream cheese), about 45 minutes. Remove the pot from the oven and let the garlic and oil cool to room temperature.

Transfer the garlic and the now garlic-infused oil into a food processor or blender. Add the TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce, cilantro, lime zest, and salt and puree until the mixture is very smooth.

Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium heat. Clean the shrimp and pat dry using a paper towel. Thread the shrimp onto the skewers, 3 to 4 shrimp per skewer. (Tip: soak skewers in water prior to using to prevent them from burning.)

Brush a generous amount of the sauce onto each side of the shrimp, then lightly season with salt and pepper. Cook on the grill for approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side.

Prepare the Habanero Butter: Combine all ingredients in a glass bowl and mix until well incorporated.

Serve with shrimp for dipping, or, for additional spice, lightly brush each side of the shrimp with the Habanero Butter while grilling.

Makes 3 to 4 servings.

Created by Chef Aarón Sánchez of Paloma and Johnny Sánchez. More recipes by Aarón Sánchez: Albóndigas Sliders with Jalapeño Aioli & Touchdown Tacos with Mezcal-Lime Coleslaw.

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  • Name: Winnie
    Date: August 14th, 2015
    This recipe is the best! My husband found it, and we decided to make it our every Friday dinner:) Thanks Chef Aarón Sánchez of Paloma and Johnny Sánchez, for sharing.
  • Name: Hollis
    Date: April 22nd, 2015
    How long can the unused garlic oil be stored?