Grilled Shrimp With Garlic & Herbs

The grill has been humming this season and I have been trying to make a habit of getting our marinade ingredients ready to go in the morning so we can relax by the pool until the evening hours.

The intention is always to relax by the pool each day, but so far it has turned into a swimming lesson mania of running back and forth to get the kids to swim lessons & other activities.

Then trying to keep a normal gym routine.

Then baths.

Then towel washing.

Then collapsing in the fetal position at the end of the day.

Let’s hope that next month offers a few slow days so I can do what my body is intended for…which is relaxing.

I am sharing this delicious grilled shrimp recipe because I absolutely loved it so much. The brown sugar and paprika add a hint of sweetness while the garlic offers some bolder flavors to this shrimp. The lemon juice pulls all of the flavors together and adds that certain freshness to an otherwise pantry-inspired dish.

I love this shrimp and it offers a great variation to my usual (and still absolute favorite) grilled shrimp recipe.  Serve this one on a bed of brown rice and with vegetable kabobs with all of your favorite veggies on them.  It is a light and delicious meal that your whole family will love.


Grilled Shrimp With Garlic & Herbs


2 lbs extra large shrimp, peeled deveined

1 teaspoon paprika

1 tablespoon sliced fresh garlic

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon basil

1 tablespoon brown sugar


Mix all ingredient in a bag and marinate for 20 minutes in the refrigerator. Prepare grill to high heat and grill for 5-6 minutes turning to char all sides.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: Six Servings

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Published June 20, 2011 by:

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