My Version of Michael Symon’s Shrimp with Grilled Lemon and Mint

My mom and I love watching The Chew on ABC. I even got Charlie interested. It mixes 2 types of television that I enjoy – cooking shows and talk shows (yes, guilty pleasure). I was never a Jerry Springer type of fan, more of The View and the Tonight Show kind of girl. And Food Network? You know I was all over that (when I still had cable). So The Chew was one of those shows for me — I couldn’t resist it! I love all the hosts and every time they make something that makes my mouth water I bookmark it so I can give it a try. 🙂

Chef Symon’s Shrimp with Grilled Lemon and Mint looked so yummy I just had to try it! I didn’t have all the ingredients at home so I had to make some adjustments to his original recipe so that it would fit with the items I had on hand. Here’s the recipe that I made, you can view Chef Symon’s original recipe here.

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What you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Avocado Oil (if you don’t have this on hand Michael Symon’s recipe calls for Olive Oil)
  • Salt
  • Korean Chili Flakes (Gochugaru)
  • 1 pound Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 Lemons halved (and zested)
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 cup julienned Snow Peas

1. Julienne your snow peas. Cut them on a bias and thinly (and watch your fingers!) and put aside.

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2. Add apple cider vinegar, lemon zest, and garlic into a bowl.

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3. Whisk in avocado oil, add salt, black pepper, and chili flakes.

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4. In a separate bowl, take 2/3 of the mixture and add shrimp. Let sit to marinade and coat evenly. Side note: I had to use frozen shrimp (womp womp) since our local market didn’t have the size that would be good for grilling. The frozen ones still came out pretty good!

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5. Take the remaining 1/3 of your mixture and add your snow peas. Mix and incorporate evenly.

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6. Please lemons face down onto the grill and grill your shrimp for 1-2 minutes on each side (depending on the size).

7. Place a bed of snow peas onto the plate and your shrimp on top for a pretty presentation. Squeeze one whole grilled lemon and use the 2nd for garnish. Enjoy!

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