“Shrimps and the delicate periwinkle,
Such are the sea-fruits lasses love;
Ho! to your nets till the blue stars twinkle,
And the shutterless cottages gleam above!”
–Excerpt from The Shrimp-Gatherers by Bayard Taylor
like love shrimp as much as I do? Nothing beats fresh, cold shrimp cocktail…crispy, deep fried shrimp…or shrimp sauteed in a little garlic with fresh squeezed lemon juice. But if you want a marinade with lots of flavor, try this one out. Skewer those bad boys and grill them up or toss them around in a pan to cook – either way they are deeeelicious!
Whisk up the marinade and let the shrimp sit in the marinade for an hour or more in the fridge…
They take minutes to cook ~ do not overcook! Just cook a couple minutes on each side until they are opaque and no longer translucent.
Recipe for The Best Shrimp Marinade Ever
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (1-2 lemons, depending how juicy they are)
2 gloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl to combine. Add shrimp and stir so all the shrimp is coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for about an hour or two. Skewer and grill, or saute in a pan until done – just a few minutes each side.
[Recipe source: I saw a pin on Pinterest for the best shrimp marinade. Excitedly I clicked on it, but the link was invalid and it took me nowhere. (I can't stand that.) The caption had listed the ingredients, but no measurements. I just figured out how much of each to add and it came out perfect.]