Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Grilled Marinated Shrimp

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This recipe came from a customer friend from work who often cooks for the local Eagles Lodge. While I usually prefer shrimp battered and fried, this is a nice alternative for a healthier shrimp entree. I think it might also be a good side dish to accompany a nice steak and some veggies. I’m sure there are other good ways to use the grilled shrimp in other recipes – maybe a stir fry?

Grilled Marinated Shrimp
Serves:     6        Preheat Oven Temp:  N/A

Ingredients List

2 lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails attached for easier piercing)
1 cup olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 Tb. Tabasco or other hot sauce of choice
3 cloves minced garlic
1 Tb. tomato paste
2 tsp. dry oregano
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper

Step-by-Step

1 Mix together in a small bowl, the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, hot sauce, garlic, tomato paste, oregano, salt, and black pepper.
2 Pour this marinade into a large seal-able Ziploc® bag.
3 Add the shrimp to the marinade, seal it up and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
4 Preheat the grill set for a medium-low heat level.
5 Put the shrimp on skewers, piercing them once near the tail and then through the head end.
6 Keep the marinade so it can be used for basting.
7 Oil the grill grating and cook the shrimp skewers for 5 minutes, flip over, cook 5 more minutes.
8 Baste often with the marinade.

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