Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Recipe Box - Lemon Basil Shrimps

Foodie Friday
I'm posting this recipe over at Foodie Friday.

It's been a while since I posted a recipe. I made these last night and the recipe is definitely going into my virtual recipe box.
I used one pound of shrimp for two of us but I made the marinade as outlined below. I used basil from my garden but probably could have used more.

My photo is from a charity lunch we attended last month. The chef called it "shrimps on the Barbie".

1/3 cup basil leaves, minced
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp liquid honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp ginger root, grated
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

2 lbs uncooked large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (leave tails intact)
8 12-inch metal skewers

Combine all marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Place shrimp in a large, heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over shrimp and seal bag. Turn bag several times to coat shrimp with marinade. Marinate in fridge for an hour.

Preheat grill to high. Thread shrimp onto skewers (5 or 6 shrimp per skewer, depending on size of shrimp). Discard marinade. Brush grill rack lightly with oil. Grill shrimp for about 2 minutes per side, just until shrimp turns pink and no gray remains. Be careful not to overcook shrimp or they will be rubbery. Serve.

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  1. Oh dear I had to groan but I would have loved the shrimps!

  2. I love the barbie! What a great idea!

  3. I love the barbie, but I hope they washed it first! Barbie plastic can get icky.

    The shrimp, on the other hand, look fantastic. I'm going to have to try this...

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