Thursday, April 22, 2010

Grilled shrimp with lemon and garlic

Shrimp meals are one that I go to on busy nights, or days when I don't feel like cooking but want to eat something good. Shrimp is awesome for that, they cook in no time, are able to take on pretty much any flavor you put on them and are just plain good. There's something about shrimp that make an otherwise ordinary meal into something special in a way that no chicken breast can.

I realize that most of my, ok ALL, of my shrimp recipes involve garlic, herbs and lemon or white wine. This one is no exception. I promise as the summer grows and more herbs become available I'll widen my perspectives. Until then I give you grilled shrimp with lemon garlic and fresh herb marinade.

Grilled Shrimp with lemon and garlic
makes 2 servings
14 large shrimp
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 large clove garlic sliced thin
about 5 chive stems minced
1 sprig oregano minced
1/2 t kosher salt

Mix everything but the shrimp together in a small bowl.

Peel, devein and remove tails of shrimp, put them into a bowl. Pour the marinade over top, toss the shrimp to evenly coat each shrimp in marinade. Allow to marinade for 15 minutes.

Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Once its hot add the shrimp.

~*~Kitchen Witch Tip: Lay shrimp in a circular pattern. By the time you get the last shrimp on the grill pan you'll be back where you started & can start to flip them in the order in which they were laid down. Shrimp take very little time to cook and even less time to overcook and turn rubbery. For most 'large' shrimp (21-30 count) it takes only 2-3 minutes over medium high heat to cook perfectly.~*~

Flip shrimp and finish cooking, 1 minute longer. Remove promptly and serve.

Nutrition Facts provided by SparkPeople Recipe Calculator
2 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56.4
Total Fat 0.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 74.5 mg
Sodium 654.4 mg
Potassium 102.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1.4 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 10.1 g


Jenn said...

I believe there is not better flavor combination when it comes to shrimps...Garlic, lemon, and white wine. There's something about it that just "goes". Seems almost a shame if you used anything else!! The shrimp looks yummy, Andrea!

Siri said...

I LOVE shrimp. I missed it so much when I was pregnant. Oh, who am I kidding, I ate it once or twice, shhhh, don't tell my son : )

This looks GREAT!

Sook said...

Oh how I love grilled shrimp! They are so healthy and flavorful.

Baking Addict said...

Ooh I love shrimp. They go really well with garlic, herbs, lemon, white wine. No point changing what works, right? Your pics have got me drooling :)

StephenC said...

You have an expert's understanding of shrimp cooking. We always have some in the freezer and they are a go-to ingredient for a quick meal: tonight will be shrimp and grits.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Sounds like perfection. I am going to buy some bbq charcoal tomorrow.

Anusce@Ciao-Chow said...

Shrimp is one of my favorites! and it is a perfect summer ingredient....cannot wait to try it..

Thank you for the congrats you left on my blog...

jane deere said...

Mmmm...this looks good! I love shrimp! Love your blog too!

thecoffeebreak said...

Yum! Love shrimps! Thanks for sharing!

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