So, who’s excited about the 4th of July?! It’s tomorrow, people! Are you ready? I sure am over at Bitz & Giggles! We’re going to be chillaxin’ at our lake cabin with family and friends – giving the grill a work out with everything from our Root Beer Grilled Chicken to our Grilled Fresh Vegetables. Oh and definitely don’t forget our BEST Steak Marinade EVER. I had to add one more to the line up because these Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp are an absolute must make and they are so easy!
Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp
If you have, by chance, been following my blog (if you haven’t, please do!) it will be no surprise that I’m going to talk AGAIN about my little herb garden I have out on my deck. I love it! This year I planted parsley, cilantro and basil. I would have to say that the basil is probably my favorite. In fact, next year I think I’ll plant a second container of it. Along with fresh herbs, I love experimenting with different foods on the grill during the summer. These Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp are outstanding. So light, fresh and flavorful!
How easy are these shrimp you ask? Very! It takes literally minutes to throw the marinade together. Fresh lemon, basil, parsley, garlic. . .this is definitely a “pin-worthy” recipe!
The fresh herbs just seem to stick to the shrimp when you place them onto the grill. Cook time is FAST! Only minutes per side. This is such a great meal to plan during the work week. I put together the marinade in the morning, let the shrimp sit in it all day in the fridge, and when I get home, I skewer them up, and Josh (my hubby) throws them on the grill! You can serve them over a bed of rice or alone. These are even wonderful alone as an appetizer!
I love that I was able to use both parsley and basil from my little herb garden for this recipe! The lemon basil combo is heavenly! In fact, if you like these shrimp, you’ll also need to try my Lemon Basil Pork Chops! SO GOOD! I even included a photo of my beautiful basil plant in that post, so you need to check it out!
The most time-consuming part of this entire recipe is getting the shrimp onto the skewers. Grab a friend or family member and you’ll be done in a flash! These are so tasty, quick and easy, they’re sure to become a summer favorite!
Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp
- 1 lb raw shrimp peeled & devined
- 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 3 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- juice of 2 lemons
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- In a bowl, combine the basil, parsley, mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Add shrimp and mix well. Allow shrimp to marinate at least an hour or preferably overnight.
- Place shrimp onto soaked wooden skewers and grill for 4-6 minutes per side or until pink.
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Sara is a full-time marketing professional, wife to a self-proclaimed rock star and mom to a sweet little girl and very active little boy. When her husband is on the road and the kids are in bed, it’s “her” time, and she spends it on photography, crafting, cooking, creating and connecting with others. Her blog, Bitz & Giggles, covers little “bitz” of everything, and is meant to inspire ~ bringing the best-of-the-best seasonal ideas, tips, recipes and more right to her readers. Join her for fun, deliciousness and laughs each and every week!