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nor's kicked up grilled shrimp with garlic butter

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Nor Mac
Northern, MA

I order grilled shrimp as an appetizer in a restaurans quite often. I mixed up some spices and came up with this version. It is delicious. Hubby likes mine more than the restaurant we frequent. Enjoy all!

(1 rating)
yield 2 -4 as main course or 6-8 as an appetizer
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For nor's kicked up grilled shrimp with garlic butter

  • 1/2-3/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper ( the more you use the spicier it will be)
  • 1/2 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper fresh ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1 lb
    large shrimp deveined
  • 4
    wooden shish kabob sticks
  • 3-4 clove
    garlic grated or pressed
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil

How To Make nor's kicked up grilled shrimp with garlic butter

  • 1
    Soak sticks in water for at least an hour prior to using. This will help prevent them from burning. Remove outer shell from shrimp leaving tails attatched
  • 2
    Spear shrimp with sticks. Place 4-5 shrimp on each stick on top of one another. Tails all facing n same direction.
  • 3
    Melt butter with the olive oil in a microwave safe bowl. Add a pinch of black pepper and basil. Add in grated garlic . Return to microwave. Heat mixture on high for 2 minutes.
  • 4
    Pour half of the butter mixture over both sides of shrimp. Save 1/2 for serving. Mix all seasonings together. Lightly season both sides of shrimp with the seasoning you made.
  • 5
    Oil grill. Heat grill to high. Make sure you spray grill with oil spray before placing shrimp on it.
  • Shrimp served with asparagus sautéed in olive oil butter and garlic.
    Grill shrimp about two minutes on each side. or until it turns pink. Place on a platter. Pour remaining garlic butter over shrimp. Lightly season again to taste. You may serve as a main course or appetizer. Serve with sweet chili sauce or alone.