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Helping Hubbie: Grilled Garlic Basil Shrimp

Grilled Garlic Basil Shrimp #getgrillin #shrimp #helping hubbie recipe

Last summer, my husband loved it when I made shrimp on the grill. In fact, some nights thats all we would have to eat. It is one of the easiest meals to make. All you have to do is slap a marinade on those puppies, throw them on the grill and viola.. dinner! So I thought, well, if it’s that easy to make then Mike can do it! hehe… {happy smile}

So this weeks Helping Hubbie post is Grilled Garlic Basil Shrimp. The marinade to this shrimp is awesome! It has all kinds of yummy flavors; like white wine, garlic, red pepper flakes, and basil. I usually serve these with fresh lemon slices and homemade cocktail sauce because we like ours with lots of horseradish. Plus it’s so easy to make, ketchup and horseradish. {it’s not rocket science folks}

You and your hubbie will be so impressed that he made such an awesome meal! 🙂

To get started, rinse 2 lbs. of raw shrimp {be sure it is deveined and the shell is off} and place in a large bowl.

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In a separate bowl, mix together 2 garlic cloves minced, 1 T. dry basil, 1 tsp. of lemon zest, salt, pepper, and 1 tsp. of red pepper flakes.

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Next add 1/4 cup of white cooking wine and slowly add 1/2 cup of olive oil whisking to emulsify.

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Pour marinade over shrimp and mix to make sure all shrimp are coated.

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Let sit for 20 minutes to let marinade soak in.

Heat grill to medium high heat. Place shrimp in grill basket {or on skewers}.

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Grill until shrimp are pink, about 5-7 minutes.

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Serve with fresh lemons.

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Now, make sure to share, there are plenty of shrimp to go around. 🙂

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Grilled Garlic Basil Shrimp on a White Serving Plate with Lemon Slices

Helping Hubbie: Grilled Garlic Basil Shrimp

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Seafood, Appetizer, Grilling Recipes
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Fresh shrimp spiced up with lemon zest, white wine, garlic, and red pepper flakes and grilled to perfection!


Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup of white cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 T. dry basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 lb. of large shrimp, deveined & shell off {probably 31-40 shrimp}

Instructions

  1. Rinse 2 lbs. of raw shrimp {be sure it is deveined and shell is off} and place in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together garlic, dry basil, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Next add white cooking wine and slowly add olive oil whisking to emulsify.
  4. Pour marinade over shrimp and mix to make sure all shrimp are coated.
  5. Let sit for 20 minutes to let marinade soak in.
  6. Heat grill to medium high heat. Place shrimp in grill basket {or on skewers}.
  7. Grill until shrimp are pink, about 5-7 minutes.
  8. Serve with fresh lemons.
  9. Now, make sure to share, there are plenty of shrimp to go around. 🙂

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19 comments on “Helping Hubbie: Grilled Garlic Basil Shrimp”

  1. Hello, great receipe! Canโ€™t wait to try it out.
    Just one question: Iโ€™m italian but we donโ€™t have that โ€œitalian seasoningโ€ in Italy.. hehe.. What does it taste like? Or do you know what is it made of?
    Thank you in advance

    1. hehe… it has a combo of oregano, basil, parsley and garlic powder in it. So you could easily mix that if you’d like! Hope you like it Gina!

  2. These look amazing! I have one of those BBQ basket thingies – bought it (as I’m guilty of doing with most things cooking related I see lol) – no idea what to do with it, and now I know! Just ran downstairs to tell Mr G ๐Ÿ™‚ Now all we need is nice weather over here…

  3. Yum!

    I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-peek-into-my-paradise-tgif-link-party.html

    Hugs, Cathy

  4. We seriously love our shrimp around here! These sound great! We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week on Saturday Show & Tell! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks MacKenzie! We love to shrimp too, even though they are “bottom feeders” haha… Just stopped by. What a great party you have every week at Cheerios & Lattes!

  5. I love shrimp… this looks fabulous! Thanks so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell last week… I hope you’ll come back to party with me again tomorrow! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com Have a great night! xoxo~ Ruthie

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    Carrie @ My Favorite Finds

    I LOVE everything about this dish! I need to try it! Please, come share it at Pinworthy Projects on Friday!

    1. Hey Carrie, thanks! It is perfect and we start to get in the warmer months! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wouldn’t miss Pinworthy Projects on Friday, your party rocks! Thanks girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    I love basil. It’s at the top of my favorite herbs list. Your shrimp look fantastic! Pinned to my food board. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Mine too! I also love that it grows like crazy and is not effected by my lack of green thumb! {lets just say I tend to kill things… plants that is} Thanks for pinning! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    lisa@cookingwithcurls

    Yum!!! I love grilled shrimp, don’t love getting burned by the skewers ๐Ÿ™ I like your cute little grill pan!

    1. Me too! This grill pan is the bomb and only cost me like $7 at Bed, Bath, & Beyond!!! Go get it… I promise it will give you a great return for you money. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. This looks so delicious and easy! Do you have any recommendations of how to cook it if doing it in the kitchen? Stove? Oven?

    Thanks!
    Lauren

    1. Hey Lauren, absolutely! You could totally saute this over the stove at medium high heat. I would put some olive oil down in the pan first {so they dont stick} and then throw the shrimp in. Use the same cooking time, about 5-7 minutes, or until it is pink and all curled up. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know how it turns out! Thanks so much for stopping by chica!

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    Gloria @ Simply Gloria

    Love using white wine in seafood dishes. And with the garlic and red pepper flakes…oh my! This would be fun to make…now I’m going to stop and grab some fresh shrimp when I make my travels down the canyon today! On my to-do list. Have a fun weekend, Krista!

    1. Me too!!! {well i guess you figured that out already huh… haha} Trip down the canyon!?! Wow, you must live way out there…. but it is probably beautiful. Hope you have a great weekend girl! ๐Ÿ™‚