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Chef John’s Grilled Garlic and Herb Shrimp

Chef John's Grilled Garlic and Herb Shrimp Recipe and Video

Description

A variety of fresh herbs and crushed garlic are used in both the marinade and the serving sauce in Chef John's grilled garlic and herb shrimp--a summer classic!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh lemon thyme leaves
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided, or as needed
  • 2 pounds extra large shrimp (16-20), peeled and deveined, tail left on
  • skewers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Place salt, lemon zest, and 3 cloves garlic in bowl of a mortar and pestle. Pound with the pestle until mixture begins to form a paste, about 2 minutes. Add chopped basil, parsley, oregano, and thyme and pound with pestle until mixture begin to come together, about 5 minutes.
  2. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of the olive oil into herb mixture. Grind together until mixture begins to form a sauce for marinating, about 1 minute. Pour in the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Stir mixture with a spoon until mixture is thoroughly combined, adding additional olive oil as needed. Mixture should be fairly thick but pourable.
  3. Place shrimp in a large bowl and mix in about 2/3 of the sauce, reserving 1/3 for serving. Stir until shrimp are evenly coated with the sauce, about 2 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce.
  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  5. Thread shrimp onto skewers (pierce each twice, once through large part of shrimp, once through small part). Place skewers on hot grill. Cook on each side until shrimp are bright pink and opaque and exterior is beginning to caramelize, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer skewers to serving platter.
  6. Pour remaining sauce into mixing bowl. Whisk in 1 tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Spoon sauce over shrimp. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Nutritional Information

Chef John's Grilled Garlic and Herb Shrimp

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 223.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 50 %
carbohydrates: 1 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 3 %
sugars:
fat: 20 %
saturated fat: 10 %
cholesterol: 77 %
vitamin a iu: 12 %
niacin equivalents: 25 %
vitamin b6: 12 %
vitamin c: 24 %
folate: 2 %
calcium: 7 %
iron: 23 %
magnesium: 16 %
potassium: 7 %
sodium: 31 %
thiamin: 5 %
calories from fat:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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