Basil Shrimp Recipe

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My husband loves shrimp and agrees nothing beats this incredibly easy, enjoyable dish. You can double the recipe when entertaining.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Dash salt and white pepper
  • 8 uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the basil, oil, butter, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour 3 tablespoons into a small resealable plastic bag; add shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat; let stand at room temperature for 15-20 minutes. Set remaining marinade aside.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Thread shrimp onto two metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Basil Shrimp in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p184

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"this is wonderful!! Quick, easy & delicious!!"

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