Salt & Pepper Crusted Shrimp with Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce

Salt & Pepper Crusted Shrimp with Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. kosher salt (I prefer Morton brand for crusting) or coarse sea salt
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 large lemon
  • 2 lb. jumbo shrimp in the shell (24 to 30; not “easy-peel”), thawed completely if frozen and blotted dry
  • ½ cup best-quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-½ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 8 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • + 1 more ingredients
    • 1 large clove garlic, smashed and peeled

Heat a gas grill to medium high or prepare a ­medium-hot charcoal fire. (If using charcoal, be sure the grate is hot, too.) While the grill is heating, combine all the ingredients for the dipping sauce in a small bowl; mix well and let sit to macerate. When the grill is hot, blot the shrimp dry ...

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