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Grilled Butterflied Prawns with Sriracha-Lemongrass Butter

 

Grilled Butterflied Prawns with Sriracha-Lemongrass Butter recipe

yield
Makes 4 servings

active time
30 MIN

total time
40 MIN

These shrimp are so big and sweet you¿d never know they weren¿t lobster. Hinged grill baskets make turning them super easy.

ingredients

  • 16 prawns or jumbo shrimp (size U-15) in the shells, preferably with heads on
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons minced lemongrass (inner bulb only, from 2 stalks)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced Serrano chile
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, plus wedges for garnish
  • Pinch of salt
  • Canola oil for brushing
  • Grilled naan, lime wedges and cilantro for serving

preparation

On a cutting board, using a pair of kitchen scissors, or sharp paring knife, cut the shrimp lengthwise through the shell, along the top side about 1 inch below the head and press to flatten. Pull out and discard the intestinal vein that runs lengthwise.

In a small microwave safe bowl, combine the softened butter with the sriracha, lemongrass, garlic, ginger, turmeric, fish sauce and lime juice and season with the salt. Microwave on high power just until soft enough to brush but not melted, about 5 seconds.

Light a grill and oil the grates. Arrange the butterflied shrimp in a hinged grill basket, shell-side down, brush with oil and season with salt. Brush very lightly with some of the butter. Grill the shrimp, shell side down until lightly charred, about 2 minutes. Brush the shrimp with more of the butter, turn and grill until lightly charred and cooked through, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer the shrimp to plates and serve with the remaining butter, naan, lime wedges and cilantro. Serve right away.

DAILY HOROSCOPES

ARIES.

(March 20 – April 18):

A valuable ally needs to feel more valuable. Try to throw some love or money this person’s way. You don’t want him flying the coop.

TAURUS.

(April 19 – May 19):

Do you really believe that a customer is right? Or are you trying to avoid a confrontation? Ducking out will only come back to haunt you.

GEMINI.

(May 20 – June 20):

This is the time to owe up to foibles. Not only will it encourage others to cop to theirs, but it also introduces some much-needed bonhomie.

CANCER.

(June 21 – July 21):

Check to see how your application or request is doing. What you assume is under consideration may be under a pile of papers collecting dust.

LEO.

(July 22 – Aug. 21):

Diplomatic powers are put to the test today, but you’ll succeed admirably. Memorize how you handle this. This technique is worth perfecting.

VIRGO.

(Aug. 22 – Sept. 21):

You feel fulfilled working as part of a team. You don’t need to stand out to get recognition. What you do is outstanding enough.

LIBRA.

(Sept. 22 – Oct. 22):

A friend or colleague asks for help again. It’s clear you’ve done everything you can. If this person keeps pushing, then maybe it’s time to be blunt.

SCORPIO.

(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21):

It’s natural to reach for the first peace offer when emerging from a tough time, but hold off. You should get more for your aggravation.

SAGITTARIUS.

(Nov. 22 – Dec. 20):

It’s OK to help out, but make sure to protect your own interests, too. You don’t want to be dragged into other people’s messes right when your star is on the rise.

CAPRICORN.

(Dec. 21 – Jan. 18):

Expect a flurry of correspondence. You’re the reason for most of it so scrutinize every text or email that flies across your screen.

AQUARIUS.

(Jan. 19 – Feb. 17):

Never underestimate your love of play. A creative whim serves as a thumbnail sketch for a brilliant design.

PISCES.

(Feb. 18 – March 19):

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to extend the benefit of the doubt, but it must be done. There are always two sides to a story.

DANITY KANE PREVIEWS NEW SONG ‘ROULETTE’

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*Taps foot impatiently* While we’re still waiting on the ladies of Danity Kane to drop their highly anticipated third album, the gorgeous trio is slowing unwrapping track after track right before our eyes.

In true DK3 fashion, the ladies took to Instagram last night to preview a new single titled “Roulette“. Found on Aubrey’s personal Instagram, the 15-second clip hosts sultry vocals from the ladies over an addicting beat.

Hopefully the next official single to drop from the ladies, we can’t wait to see what the revamped group brings to the table this time around.

Check out the snippet below!

 

New Music: Smokey Robinson feat. John Legend – Quiet Storm

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Legendary artist, songwriter, producer Smokey Robinson is bringing something special to new and old fans this summer with the upcoming release of his new duets album Smokey & Friends, due out August 19 via Verve Records.

The LP includes a roster of contemporary and classic artists who revisit the best loved songs from Robinson’s unmatched catalog of hits, including those he has written for his solo career, his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, The Miracles, as well as hits he wrote for others, including Marvin Gaye and The Temptations.

On the Randy Jackson-produced set, Robinson is joined by old friends like James Taylor, Sir Elton John, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, and Mary J. Blige, as well as with some of today’s hottest artists including John Legend, John Mayer, Miguel, Aloe Blacc, CeeLo, Ledisi and Jessie J.

John Legend has joined Smokey for a duet of his elegant ballad “Quiet Storm” off of his 1975 album A Quiet Storm.

The contemporized version feels like a new classic upon the first notes. Take a listen below!

Smokey & Friends Track Listing:

01. The Tracks Of My Tears – Elton John
02. You Really Got A Hold On Me – Steven Tyler
03. My Girl – Miguel, Aloe Blacc & JC Chasez
04. Cruisin’ – Jesse J
05. Quiet Storm – John Legend
06. The Way You Do (The Things You Do) – CeeLo Green
07. Being With You – Mary J. Blige
08. Ain’t The Peculiar – James Taylor
09. The Tears Of A Clown – Sheryl Crow
10. Ooh Baby Baby – Ledisi
11. Get Ready – Gary Barlow

Shad Moss Reveals Ciara And Angela Simmons Bedroom Skills




Shad Moss, formerly known as Bow Wow, is tonight’s guest of MTV’s Wild N Out.

The rapper dated both Ciara and Angela Simmons a while back and was now asked to compare their fellatio skills during the episode airing tonight.

Check out his answer below.



 

Well, at one time they both was my women, correct? So if you put one and one together, then of course we must’ve been doing the do they was my women? Then I might as well go ahead keep it even, they both was mighty, mighty, mighty swell.




 
He then posted this on Instagram:

This will be a classic! Im all about the craft. Improving and giving you pure entertainment. Im putting all my skills on display tonight! THIS SHOW WILL GO DOWN AS THE BIGGEST!!! Enjoy the jokes its all in fun! If you take things serious.. Well this aint the show for you! PS.. Yes ANG wants to ring my neck but she knows me and that im goofy and this is all games. I brought my A game tonight!

LeBron Apologizes for Neighborhood Media Circus with Cupcakes


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LeBron James wants to make sure he’s in the good graces of his neighbors now that he’s back in Ohio.

So, on Tuesday night, James sent a team from a Fairlawn, Ohio, bakery around his immediate neighborhood in Bath Township to deliver cupcakes to apologize for the traffic jams caused by the interest in James’ return earlier this month.

LeBron James and his family sent cupcakes to neighbors as a goodwill gesture after fans swarmed the area when James said earlier this month that he would return to the Cavaliers.
Lakisha Williams, co-owner of Baker Blvd Decadent Desserts, said the James family placed an order for 70 dozen cupcakes — 65 to be delivered to his neighbors and five to be delivered to the Bath Township police department.

“Dear Friend,” read a card that came with the treats. “We know things have been hectic in our neighborhood these past few weeks and we are sorry for the chaos. We are so thankful to live in this wonderful community and we are so blessed to have understanding neighbors like you.”

The card noted that the two kinds of cupcakes in the box were originally devised for James’ foundation. Each box contained six “Just A Kid From Akron Cherry Cola” cupcakes and six “Homecourt Chocolate Chunk” cupcakes.

“It was really hectic around here,” said David Galehouse, a rising sophomore at Ohio State whose childhood home is a few blocks from James’ house. “But it’s really nice for LeBron to do something like this.”

James, who currently is in China, bought the property in 2003 and went on to build a 30,000-square-foot mansion on the land.

Galehouse said that despite his close proximity to the basketball star’s home, he has seen him only once.

Said Galehouse: “They were some of the best cupcakes I ever had.”

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