Yesterday I had the chance to grill a couple of pounds of shrimp – something I haven’t done in a long time. I took a look at some recipes for a quick brush on sauce and ended going with a quick and easy to make marinade. The original recipe called for fresh ingredients and a 24 hour marinating time; I did it with dried herbs and 30 minutes of marinating and it turned out great.
I plan on making this more often in the future, even with the grill set on low it only takes a few minutes per side to cook the shrimp.
Here’s the recipe for the marinade:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped basil
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- dash of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
This was enough to thoroughly coat 2 lbs of large shrimp. I peeled them before tossing them into a large bag to coat and marinate, but left the tails on. If I had to do it again, with fresh ingredients, I would use fresh basil, chopped onion, minced garlic, and minced parsley – I would probably keep everything else the same.
The longest part of this was peeling the shrimp, other than that this shrimp recipe takes about 2 minutes to put together and however much time you want to let it sit. Very tasty and fast – two things I like when cooking!