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Roast These Spicy Shrimp to Live a Better Life

This spicy, charred prawn recipe is the greatest thing that's happened since last summer.

by Munchies Staff
May 1 2016, 6:00pm

Photos by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott

There's nothing wrong with sushi. Nor with ceviche. In fact, we damn well love a tasty piece of seafood that hasn't even been given the slightest sear. In the summer months, we survive on lime-drenched mouthfuls of scallop and piles of fresh uni.

But as spring slowly awakens, it's time to roast your shrimp. Roast the shit out of them with a hell of a lot of spice.

Travis Lett of Gjelina in LA knows how to do it right. Prawns are cooked in a hot-as-hell wood-burning oven in a generous heap of garlic confit, parsley, crushed red pepper, and lemon wedges. Leave the head on, wash them down with a cold beer, and don't forget to suck on those heads before you're done with them.

RECIPE: Gjelina's Roasted Prawns with Garlic and Parsley

Summer's almost here, but why not enjoy one last fire? You know your inner pyro wants it, too.