16 jumbo shrimp or prawns, deveined and butterflied with tail left intact
Olive oil, for liberal drizzling
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon thyme, finely chopped
Zest of 1 lemon
16 1-inch thick slices cut on a bias Spanish chorizo, preferred brand Gaspar’s
1 tablespoon butter
1 large clove garlic, crushed
1/2 cup dry sherry or white wine
Juice of 1 lemon
Scallions, thinly sliced on a bias
Toss shrimp with a little olive oil and dress with salt, pepper, thyme and lemon zest. Skewer the shrimp near the tail end then thread a slice of chorizo with cut sides facing out, nesting the chorizo in the natural curve of the shrimp.
Heat a little oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and melt butter into it. Add garlic and swirl for a minute or 2 then remove. Add the shrimp and chorizo bites and cook until the chorizo is crisp and the shrimp are pink and opaque. Douse pan with sherry and lemon juice, and sprinkle with green onions to serve.