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Easy Grilled Shrimp Recipe

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.

grilled shrimp recipe
Honorable mention goes to the Dinosaur BBQ sauce – it went great with the shrimp.

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!

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