Nice weather brings out the urge to be with nature, soak up the sun and breathe that clean and fresh air. Best thing to do? Picnic, swimming, barbecue or anything relaxing.
This marinated shrimp is soooo delish that I must share it!
Tip 1: Ask your fishmonger to thoroughly clean the shrimp, take off shells, veins and heads while leaving the tails intact for presentation purposes.
Tip 2: Buy the shrimps the night before and leave them in the freezer until you're ready to thaw and marinate.
Tip 3: Bear in mind the marinating shrimp must be done 2-3 hours before the cooking time as the acids in the marinate will cook them, it'll be gooey and unsightly for cooking.
This was too easy to even mention the amount of time
2 cups olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 lemons, juiced
2-4 tablespoons hot pepper sauce (more or less depending on how much kick you want)
6 cloves garlic, minced
4 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 kilos large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails attached
Mix the first 8 ingredients together. Reserve some to use for basting.
Place your cleaned shrimp in a resealable bag or bowl and pour the marinate over. Marinate for 2-3 hours.
Thread shrimp into skewers. Lightly oil grill and start cooking!
5 minutes to each side until shrimp colour turns opaque. don't overcook so the shrimp remains juicy and tender.
If you want to add more spices to this basic recipe,,, go ahead!
Enjoy and happy eating!
-AcousticChef, cookin' one tune at a time!