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Scampi with lime, ginger and herbs

Preparation

10 minutes

Cooking

7 to 8 minutes

Servings

4 servings

Scampi with lime, ginger and herbs
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Ingredients

180 ml (3/4 cup) butter

20 ml (1 heaping tbsp.) ginger, finely chopped 

15 ml (1 tbsp.) fresh coriander, chopped 

15 ml (1 tbsp.) chives, finely chopped

30 ml (2 tbsp.) lime juice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

125 ml (1/2 cup) breadcrumbs

15 ml (1 tbsp.) paprika 

24 scampi (16/20), butterflied 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven broiler, placing the rack in the middle.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the butter and ginger over very low heat.
  3. When the butter has melted, reduce the heat to minimum.
  4. Let cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the fresh herbs, lime juice, salt and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. In a bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs and paprika.
  7. Set aside.
  8. Place the scampi on a baking sheet and brush them with the ginger butter.
  9. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and paprika.
  10. Drizzle lightly with butter.
  11. Broil in the oven for 7 to 8 minutes, until the flesh easily pulls away from the shell.
  12. Serve with the remaining butter in a sauce boat, accompanied by rice and tomatoes à la provençale.

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