Made with Sustainable Sourcing Peppercorns, one of Martha's Finds, these spicy grilled shrimp will quickly become a family favorite.

The Martha Stewart Show, The Martha Stewart Show, May 2010


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  • Place six to eight 10-inch wooden skewers in cold water for 10 minutes to soak. This will prevent them from burning on the grill.

  • Starting with the tail end of each shrimp, gently push a skewer under the shell along the back of the shrimp until it just comes to the head. Set shrimp on a baking sheet; set aside.

  • Preheat a grill pan or grill to medium-high.

  • Using a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder, coarsely grind both peppercorns. In a small bowl, mix together ground peppercorns and salt. Drizzle shrimp with safflower oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper mixture.

  • Place shrimp on grill and cook until prawns become light pink and slightly charred, about 2 minutes. Turn and continue to cook until shrimp are cooked through, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes more. Serve with dipping sauce, garnished with cilantro.