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Mama’s Kitchen: Grilled Shrimp with Garlic & Herbs

grilled garlic shrimp with herbs
We had a gorgeous weekend in the Bay Area with temperatures reaching the 80s so the family and I decided to enjoy the pool and grill one last time before winter. I had a craving for garlic shrimp so I looked online for a recipe and found a recipe for Grilled Garlic Shrimp with Herbs.

I didn’t follow it precisely but it gave me an idea of what I needed to do to achieve the flavor profile I wanted. The recipe is kind of free-form without precise measurements – you know what you like – trust your instincts and you’ll make something delicious. Also, feel free to sub in your own favorite herbs! I would have definitely used mint if I had some on hand.

Shrimp, peeled and deveined (you can keep the tail on)
A few cloves of garlic, peeled
A handful of each – dill, basil, cilantro and parsley, rinsed
Extra virgin olive oil – enough to combine all of the ingredients and make a paste
Salt & Pepper, to taste

1. Put the herbs and garlic in a mini-food processor and chop. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper.

2. Take the garlic herb mixture and coat the shrimp and let marinate for 20 minutes.

3. Grill the shrimp for a few minutes on each side (depending on size).

That’s it, so easy and tasty. Spray with some fresh lemon juice and you’re ready to go. Buon Appetito!

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