Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Grilled Marinated Shrimp

So we decided that shrimp was on the menu for tonight and we began our search of the Internet for a recipe. We had to use what we had in the fridge so we were a tad limited on ingredients. Well I found this recipe and it turned out so good. I didn't have lemon so I used lime instead, and I also cut the original recipe in half since we were using 1 pound of shrimp. We served it with some brown rice and fresh green beans. It was the perfect filling, light meal.

1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp. hot pepper sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 tsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails attached

In a mixing bowl, mix together olive oil, parsley, lemon (lime) juice, hot sauce, garlic, tomato paste, oregano, salt and black pepper. Reserve a small amount for basting later. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag with shrimp. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Preheat grill for medium-low heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp for 5 minutes per side, or until opaque, basting frequently with reserved marinade.

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