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Australian Shrimp on the Barbie

User Rating 4 Star Rating (3 Reviews)

By Wayne

Shrimp on the Barbie
Wayne sent me this delicious recipe for the traditional Australian method for grilling shrimp.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh herbs (parsley, thyme and cilantro)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • salt and pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 1/2 pounds large to x-large-shrimp, peeled with tails in tact, and deveined
  • Spinach leaves
  • Lemon slices
  • Skewers


Combine first 8 ingredients in large bowl. Mix in shrimp. Marinate at room temperature 1 hour or in the refrigerator 5 hours, stirring occasionally. Prepare barbecue with medium hot coals. Thread shrimp on narrow skewers. Grill until just opaque, about 2 minutes per side. Line platter with spinach. Arrange skewers on platter. Garnish with lemon and serve.
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 4 out of 5
VERY Good!, Member shelbel118

I have BBQ'd shrimp many times, and this is the first time I've found a recipe that I'd make again and again. The marinate was tasty and thick enough that it stayed with the shrimp over the hot coals.

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