Grilled scampi with chilli and citrus butter

Serves 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

6 medium sized whole scampi, washed, dried and cut in half lengthwise
100gm butter unsalted
3 tbsp Lupi extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 tbsp chilli flakes
¼ cup Italian parsley
1 cup salad greens
4 dinner rolls
Sea salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Pre heat oven on grill 220ºC.
  2. Using a chopping board, carefully cut scampi in half using a large knife, place scampi onto baking paper on an oven tray.
  3. Heat olive oil and butter in a saucepan until gently bubbling, then add minced garlic. Add lemon zest, chilli flakes, lemon juice and parsley. Stir for approximately one minute until fragrant.
  4. Cover scampi with chilli and citrus butter. Cook scampi in oven until the flesh turns white for 3-4 minutes. Remove when cooked and place on a platter.
  5. Place the dinner rolls in the same pan as the butter, toss and gently warm in the oven.
  6. Serve Scampi with warmed dinner rolls and salad greens.

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