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herb marinated shrimp

Recipe by
Angela Gray
Bristol, TN

Made these for my husbands Birthday and they were a big hit ! I have a huge herb garden and I love using fresh herbs in just about everything I cook. Hope you enjoy these as much as my family does !

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 35 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For herb marinated shrimp

  • 1/3 c
    basil, fresh
  • 2 Tbsp
    oregano, fresh
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3
    garlic cloves, halved
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb
    shrimp, large and peeled
  • cooking spray

How To Make herb marinated shrimp

  • 1
    Start by pre-soaking your wooden skewers. If using metal or broiling you can skip this obviously...
  • 2
    Combine first five ingredients in food processor; pulse until mixture is coarsely chopped.
  • 3
    Add olive oil and process until well blended.
  • 4
    Combine herb mixture and shrimp in a large zip lock bag and toss to coat.
  • 5
    Marinate shrimp in fridge for 30 minutes. Marinating any longer than 1 hr. can result in rubbery shrimp.
  • 6
    Go and pre-heat your grill, use upper rack if you have one. If broiling go ahead and start pre-heating your oven.
  • 7
    Remove shrimp from bag and thread onto skewers, you should have at least 6 shrimp to a skewer.
  • 8
    Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill three minutes on each side or until done. Make sure and DO NOT over cook, or you will have dry, chewy shrimp.
  • 9
    I like to serve these with flavored rice and a salad. Enjoy !