Grilled Shrimp With Garlic and Lemon
Shrimp is first marinated, threaded and air-dried in the refrigerator ensuring that the shrimp get a head start in browning on the grill. They stay juicy and full of flavor. No more rubbery shrimp!
Servings: 4 people
For 4 Servings
- 2 ½ pounds large 15 -20 per pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon kosher salt plus more to taste
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 4 medium cloves garlic minced, divided
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil divided
- 1 teaspoon zest and 4 teaspoons juice from 1 lemon
- 2 Tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley leaves
- Freshly ground black pepper
Combine baking soda, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Place shrimp in bowl and toss to coat. Thread the shrimp onto skewers, alternating heads to tails and pushing the shrimp so that they are nestled snugly together; you should have about 6 shrimp on each skewer. Lay skewers on top of a baking dish so that the shrimp are suspended above the bottom of the dish. Transfer to refrigerator and allow to rest for 1 hour. Meanwhile, combine half of garlic and half of olive oil in a small bowl. Combine remaining garlic, olive oil, lemon zest and juice, and parsley leaves in a large bowl. Set aside. When shrimp are ready to grill, brush both sides with garlic/oil mixture. Light gas grill and allow to preheat covered for 10 minutes or for charcoal grill until the coals are gray -- cover and allow it to preheat for 5 minutes.Be sure the grilling grates are clean and oiled. Place shrimp directly over the heat and cook, turning occasionally, until shrimp are just cooked through and charred, 4 to 5 minutes total. Take off the heat. Carefully remove the skewers from the shrimp and transfer to the bowl with garlic/oil/lemon mixture. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
- If you're using bamboo skewers, be sure to soak them for at least 30 minutes and preferably longer.
Serving: 4g | Calories: 1180kcal | Carbohydrates: 213g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1899mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3.9mg