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Kataifi Shrimp

Kataifi Shrimp

  • Yield: 4-6


  • 10 (9-inch) bamboo skewers
  • 1 pound head-on colossal shrimp, about 8 shrimp, peeled and deveined (heads and tails intact)
  • 1 tablespoon Emeril's Original Essence
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound Kataifi


  • Preheat the oven to 425.

  • Soak bamboo skewers in water for 1/2 hour. Thread shrimp onto skewer, threading from the tail to the head. Season the shrimp with the Essence, salt and pepper, and drizzle with 4 teaspoons olive oil.

  • Place the shrimp on a griddle over a high heat, and cook for about 1 minute on each side. Set aside to cool. Once cool enough to handle, wrap about 1 ounce of the kataifi around each shrimp, being sure not to cover the head or the tail, and lay on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the shrimp and place the shrimp in the oven. Cook until the Kataifi is golden brown and the shrimp are cooked through, about 8-10 minutes, rotating the sheet pan once after 4 minutes to ensure even browning.

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