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Cleveland Heights’ Zhug shares recipe for tasty butter-roasted shrimp dish

Published: Oct. 15, 2021 at 9:02 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Chef Douglas Katz and his team are serving up a communal experience at Zhug in Cleveland Heights, with a mezze menu of small plates common in the Middle East and Mediterranean.

On this week’s Cleveland Cooks, he shares his recipe and method for butter-roasted shrimp, with garlic, pul biber chili, and toast points.

Zhug butter-roasted shrimp

  • Domestic shrimp, defrosted and deveined
  • Salt, to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil, 1 ½ oz.
  • Minced Garlic, 1 T.
  • 1 Shallot, thinly sliced
  • 3 T. butter
  • Parsley, finely chopped, 1 t.
  • Dried Aleppo pepper, 2 t.
  • Lemon zest, ½ t.
  • Champagne vinegar, 1 t.

Method:

Defrost, devein shrimp, and pat dry.

Season to taste with salt.

Heat sauté pan and add oil once hot.

Place shrimp in the pan, then add garlic and shallots.

Once the underside is pink, turn to finish cooking and add butter, dried Aleppo pepper, and parsley, stir to marry ingredients.

Once cooked through, transfer to plate and finish with lemon zest and champagne vinegar.

Serve with toast points.

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