Grilled Herb Shrimp

Last night I decided I wanted to try something new for dinner that wasn’t too much work. I have been wanting to try grilling seafood instead of the typical steak or hot dogs. I could not for the life of me find frozen salmon filets at the grocery so I just went ahead and grabbed a bag of frozen shrimp. After a quick browse of recipes online, I decided to mix up some herbs and try marinated shrimp on the grill. After thawing the shrimp in a strainer with cold water, I was able to prepare a delicious dinner in only 15 minutes. I decided to pair it with grilled vegetables and it all turned out delicious. I’m usually only a fan of shrimp when it’s breaded and fried but I loved this grilled herb shrimp! It was the ultimate summer entree and you can make kabobs out of it for entertaining.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp ground paprika
  • 2 Tbsp fresh minced garlic
  • 2t tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar, packed

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together paprika, garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, basil, and brown sugar.
  2. Stir in shrimp and toss to evenly coat with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, stirring once.
  3. Preheat grill on medium-high heat. Lightly oil grate and/or pan. Remove shrimp from bowl, drain, and discard marinade.
  4. Place shrimp on grate or pan and cook until center of shrimp is opaque, about 5-6 minutes. Make sure to turn or stir at least once. Serve immediately.

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