“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 about 30 minutes to an hour 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 30 minutes to an hour. 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.]