Dad Approved Garlic Grilled Shrimp

June 19, 2015

Whether your dad is a fan of seafood or you are looking to make a surf and turf meal, these grilled garlic shrimp make an amazing main dish for Father's Day.  Succulent shrimp are marinated in olive oil seasoned with garlic, lemon zest, and fresh herbs.  They are grilled for just a few minutes or just until they begin to turn pink.  You will want to cook this portion of the meal towards the end because it comes together quickly.  Just before serving, the zesty marinade is poured over the top to add an extra layer of flavor.

Grilled Garlic Shrimp
Recipe from Food Wishes


For the shrimp:
2 pounds 16/20 peeled and deveined shrimp
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp lemon zest
3 or 4 cloves of garlic, sliced thin
1/2 cup of fresh picked and chopped herbs I used basil, Italian parsley, oregano, and lemon thyme (everything works, but be careful with rosemary, as it can be over-powering)
About 4 to 6 tbsps of olive oil, or as needed - Use 2/3 for the marinade, and save the other 1/3 for the sauce

For the sauce:
1/3 of reserved garlic herb marinade
Red chili flakes and cayenne to taste
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, season to taste

For full recipe instructions, watch the video below.

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