I'm beginning to think summer will never arrive in our corner of the world. We keep hovering in the 50s with rain and only the occasional peak of sunshine.
Since I can't get summer in the out of doors, I've decided to bring summer into the kitchen and nothing screams summer to me better than citrus and grilling! And the shrimp just seems so tropical and reminds me of the beach. If I can't be warm, I'll at least pretend it's summer time.
This dish is so easy and quick! From start to finish we can have this done in 15 minutes!
And the flavors!! The bright pop of lemon, the fresh taste of summer herbs and the butter to bring it all together. Yum! But the best part is every single one of my kids begs for seconds.
Lemon Garlic Shrimp
12 oz. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 lemons, 2 thinly sliced and halved (save the other 2 for juicing)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
Preheat grill to medium high heat. Carefully spray grill grates with nonstick spray.
Thread shrimp and lemon halves onto skewers.
Melt butter in a small skillet over medium high heat. Stir in lemon juice, garlic, oregano, thyme and basil. Cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Place shrimp skewers on grill. Brush on butter mixture. Cook shrimp 3-4 minutes. Flip skewers over and brush again with butter mixture. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until shrimp is done.
Serve shrimp skewers immediately.
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