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Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

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Grilled jumbo shrimp & summer squash with grilled lemon
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This is a delicious herb marinated grilled jumbo shrimp recipe. The secret to grilling shrimp is to keep a close eye on them. Shrimp cook fast enough for you to keep the lid up and an eye on them at all times. Overcooked shrimp are rubbery so take them off the second they are done.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 16 minutes

Yield: Serves 6


  • 2 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 shallot, diced
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Peel and de-vein shrimp and place in a resealable plastic bag. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour mixture pour over shrimp. Seal bag and allow to marinate for 2-4 hours. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Remove shrimp for bag and discard marinade. Place shrimp of grill and allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until pink all the way around. Remove from heat and serve. Depending on the style of your grill it might be easier to thread these jumbo shrimp onto skewers before grilling.
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 4 out of 5
6 minutes?, Member cookingeveryday

3 minutes each side, are these lobster tails? All kidding aside if grill is hot I would shoot for 2 minutes aside at the most. You can always put them on for longer if needed. Shrimp cook super fast. Depends on size.

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