Lemony Grilled Shrimp Recipe
Delicious grilled shrimp with a hint of lemon!
Snagged some of the large Wild Argentine Shrimp from Zaycon recently and it has been fun trying out a bunch of different shrimp recipes! We love shrimp! From what I’ve tried so far though, this is definitely one of my favorite shrimp recipes. Grilled to perfection and just a hint of fresh lemon flavor.
I made a different grilled shrimp recipe with a marinade and a fancy sauce and it was good, but we all ended up liking the shrimp by itself the best. This simple recipe lets the grilled shrimp itself shine and it is easier to make! I will definitely be making it again.
My favorite measuring spoons!
The marinade really is simple and easy – just lemon juice and zest, parsley, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. The red pepper flakes don’t make it overly spicy, but they do add some nice dimension to the flavor.
Butterflying the shrimp with a paring knife allows more of the seasoning and marinade to get in there. But don’t let the shrimp marinate for longer than 15 minutes or they will become rubbery.
It works well to skewer the shrimp through the head and tail ends. (I love these metal skewers!) The Zaycon Wild Argentine Shrimp are a pretty good size – they are 21-30 raw shrimp per pound. If you want to use a smaller or larger shrimp though, just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
This recipe is slightly adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook.