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These Grilled Garlic Lemon Shrimp come together quickly with a simple marinade. Just a few ingredients, but every bite has so much flavor.
Make Grilled Garlic Lemon Shrimp a wonderfully delicious and healthy part of your dinner. You’re going to love that it comes together to quickly with just a few ingredients- shrimp, Mazola® Corn Oil, garlic, and lemon!
Let’s be honest, I’m so over cooking. I’ve spent the past 552 days cooking most of the meals for our family. There comes a point when it’s sorta draining, even though I really do love to cook.
In order to not be so over it, I’ve been trying new things. New ingredients, and new techniques to keep things flavorful, fresh, and fun.
One of the things that has been helping me is using the grill. It is helping me get out of the kitchen since I’m standing outside, enjoying the great weather and fresh air.
Now, something that I know I will never get tired of are these grilled shrimp. I can eat them with everything- on salad, pasta, and on top of rice and grilled veggies.
Grilled Garlic Lemon Shrimp
Once you make these Grilled Garlic Lemon Shrimp, you’ll be hooked.
They are insanely flavorful and easy to prepare. You’ll be amazed that just a few ingredients can come together to create something so delicious. But I think that simplicity makes it perfect.
The shrimp can be on your plate in about 30 minutes too. You can’t beat that a healthy, grilled recipe is done so quickly. Yum!
The first step is to thoroughly clean the shrimp. If you purchase them with the shell on, carefully remove that along with the attached legs. The next step would be to carefully devein the shrimp by running a sharp knife from the tail of the down the body of the shrimp. Remove the the black
Place the shrimp in a large bowl so that you can have plenty on room to mix and coat the shrimp.
Generously season the shrimp with salt and pepper. I suggest kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Kosher salt is more flavorful than your traditional table salt. Also, you can also add some red pepper flakes at this time too. If you don’t want it spicy, then just season that later on your own shrimp.
Add the garlic and then coat the shrimp with Mazola® Corn Oil. As well, you’ll want to use fresh garlic- not the jarred stuff! It’s so much more flavorful!
You’ll want to use Mazola® Corn Oil because it has a high smoke point (450˚ F). This is great for grilling and stir frying at high temperatures. Plus, it has more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than other cooking oils. Great for cooking and healthy too! Mazola is a perfect choice for marinades for grilling this summer.
Because the marinade has lemon juice in it, and citrus is an acid, you don’t want to marinade the shrimp for very long. Acids, like citrus, will cook the shrimp. You want to grilled the shrimp, not to cook it like ceviche!
After about 15 minutes, skewer the shrimp. You can use wooden or metal ones as both work well. If you use wooden ones, then you’ll need to soak them before using them so they don’t catch on fire when they are on the grill.
When grilling, you want to make sure that the grill is on a high heat. If you are using a charcoal grill, you want to cook the shrimp directly over the coals.
After the shrimp has been on the grill for about 3 minutes, try to lift the skewer up. It should be able to lift up easily. If not, wait another 15 seconds or so and try again.
Flip and then cook for another 2 minutes. You just want it cooked through, otherwise it will get tough and chewy.
Grilled Garlic Lemon Shrimp is going to a new summer time favorite. You’ll love it easiness in it’s preparation, and how quickly it marinates, and simple it is to grill. It is enjoyable when paired with some salad, grilled veggies, and a simple pasta. Enjoy!
What kind of shrimp is needed?
You will need 1 pound of raw jumbo shrimp. Jumbo shrimp has about 21-25 shrimp per pound. I would not use smaller shrimp as they would be hard to handle on the skewers.
If you shrimp has the peels on, you’ll want to purchase about 1 1/4 pound of shrimp, in order to offset the weight of the peels.
What do you need for the marinade?
The marinade is just a few ingredients! You’ll need corn oil, garlic, lemon, and salt and pepper. That’s it!
After you grill the shrimp, you’ll want to sprinkle the shrimp with a very generous amount of fresh chopped parsley.
What kind of oil do you need?
You’ll want to use a great quality corn oil, like Mazola® Corn Oil. Mazola Corn Oil is neutral in taste and has a high smoke point (450˚ F). This means it is great to use for grilling and stir frying at high temperatures. That one of the great reasons that Mazola® Corn Oil is a perfect choice for marinades for grilling this summer! And don’t just use it for grilling, be sure to use it for baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing.
Besides corn oil being great for cooking, Mazola Corn Oil is great for you. It has more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than other cooking oils*. In fact it has 4x more than olive oil, 3x more than vegetable (soybean) oil, and 1.3x more than canola oil. There have been clinical studies that show that when it’s part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, plant sterols can help reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the gut.
Mazola Corn Oil is a wonderful all-purpose, cholesterol free cooking oil that is smart heart-heathy choice for your family.
How long does the shrimp stay in the marinade?
Because citrus (acid) cooks fish and shellfish, you’ll want to only to keep the shrimp in the marinate for about 15 minutes. Any longer and you’ll risk cooking the shrimp in the acidic lemon juice.
What kind of skewers are needed?
You can use either wooden or metal skewers. If you are using wooden skewers, you need to pre-soak them before you grill the shrimp, otherwise they can catch on fire. You would want to soak them for at least an hour before using grilling the shrimp.
- 1 pound raw shrimp (Jumbo: 21-25 per pound)
- 1/3 Cup Mazola Corn Oil
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- salt and pepper
- crushed red pepper flakes, optional
- 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
- Clean the shrimp well. Peel and devein, if necessary. Put the shrimp to a large bowl.
- Add the garlic, lemon juice, corn oil, salt and pepper, and crushed red pepper.
- Only let the shrimp marinate for 15 minutes.
- Skewer the shrimp on wooden* or metal skewers.
- Over high heat, grill the shrimp for about 3 minutes on the first side. Flip and then cook for another 2 minutes
- Sprinkle with the fresh parsley. Carefully remove the shrimp from the skewers (don't burn your fingers!), and enjoy on a salad, rice and veggies, or pasta. Yum!
*If you are using wooden skewers, then let them soak in water for at least 30 minutes prior to using them. This will reduce the chance of them catching fire while the shrimp are on the grill.
*See Mazola.com for more information on the relationship between corn oil and heart health.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 717mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 16g