Marinated Grilled Shrimp

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revised122I picked up a pound of shelled and deveined Argentinian Pink Shrimp on sale recently and used them in this fabulous recipe. These shrimp are wild caught in the Western South Atlantic area and are sweeter than regular shrimp — almost like lobster. This recipe is really very easy to make — mix together all ingredients, combine with the shrimp in a bowl or large Baggie and marinate for an hour. I threaded the shrimp onto some Fire Wire Flexible Skewers creating a couple of loops and tossed them on the grill for just a few minutes. Beautiful and delicious!


MARINATED GRILLED SHRIMP (Serves 6)

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
    skewers

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce, and red wine vinegar. Season with basil, salt, and cayenne pepper. Add shrimp to the bowl, and stir until evenly coated. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring once or twice.
  2. Preheat grill for medium heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp on preheated grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque.
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