Friday, April 11, 2014

Australian Shrimp on the Barbie

Last Sunday was the first really nice day of spring, so we decided to get the charcoal grill out and barbecue for the first time of the season.  The first grilling of the season calls for a new recipe as well and we found one that we really liked from bbq.about.com called Australian Shrimp on the Barbie.

It requires time to marinade, but it was well worth it!

Ingredients:

  • 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. Soak the skewers in water to prevent burning on the grill. 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.

Shrimp in Marinade
Shrimp placed on skewers
Barbecuing the Shrimp

Nice Sunny Day and Yummy Shrimp!


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