Monday, October 31, 2016

BBQ Shrimp with Basil Garlic Oil

BBQ Shrimp with Basil Garlic Oil
This is such a simple recipe, perfect for those crazy weeknights. I bought Tiger shrimp from Costco in the shell, they had already been deveined. All I did was marinade them for an hour in a little bit of olive oil, smashed garlic, thyme, a few red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. We threw these on the grill and made a very quick basil garlic oil for drizzling over the top. When I say we put these on the grill I mean my husband did under my direction, hehe! Don’t tell him I said that. Anyway, have a happy and safe evening tonight. Happy Halloween everyone!

Shrimp on the grill
Grilling unpeeled shrimp will make the shrimp flavor pop. We can’t prepare every shrimp meal like this, it’s not always practical depending on the dish. But remember it’s a week night; get messy, have a little fun!

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BBQ Shrimp with Basil Garlic Oil

prep time: 1 hour and 10 MINScook time: 6 MINStotal time: 1 hours and 16 mins
BBQ Shrimp with Basil Garlic Oil is a quick and easy meal with tons of flavor. Enjoy with a light green salad.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 12 large Tiger shrimp, deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, divided, smashed
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon red bell pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup Fresh basil, semi-packed

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Combine 1 clove of garlic, thyme, red pepper flakes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Add shrimp with shell on, let sit in fridge for 1 hour.
  2. In the meantime, in a food processor add 1 clove of garlic, basil, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper. Pulse until well incorporated, set aside.
  3. Preheat grill, grill 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove from grill. Drizzle with basil garlic oil. Enjoy with a green salad.
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

55 comments:

  1. These shrimp sound so flavorful!!! I'm so glad grilling season is not quite over yet!!! YUM!

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    1. Hi Liz, we should be able to grill here most of the winter, we usually have pretty mild winters here.

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  2. This shrimp looks so delicious and flavorful! I'm so glad grilling season is not quite over!!

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  3. Shrimp that have already been deveined are the best! This definitely looks like an awesome weeknight meal!

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    1. Thanks Laura, I know it's much easier to buy them deveined!

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  4. Deveined shrimp make life so much easier! These look just delicious, Cheri -- I love the sound of that basil garlic oil!

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    1. Thanks Marcie, the basil garlic oil brought tons of flavor.

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  5. Makes me want to throw a shrimp on the barby for Halloween! Looks like yummy fun =) Ps. Costco seafood is indeed a blessing.

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    1. It sure is Kim, Costco's is soo fresh. Happy Halloween.

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  6. So nice to see grilled shrimp at this time of year. We're still loving grilling but I know it's not so easy for some right now. I heard it snowed in Michigan this last week! Yikes!

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    1. I know we are having the hottest October on record ever it has been in the low nineties high eighties. You can see now why we are grilling. Crazy, weather for sure!

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  7. We watched an insert of The Kitchen last night and Geoffrey Zacharian said not to add salt to the marinade as it starts cooking the shrimp. I've never heard that before. My husband also does the barbecueing under my directiongby ha ha

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    1. Oh how I admire that man, one of my favorites for sure. Thanks Tandy!

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  8. Cheri: This look like a perfect weeknight meal. I'm glad you and your husband work so well together. D

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  9. Oh, this sounds like my kind of meal! It's a bit cold to pull the grill out these days, but I might just have to in order to get these grilled shrimp. They sound amazing! :-) And, yes, I love getting shrimp already deveined, too. Saves so much time!

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    1. Living in the desert allows us to grill most of the year, sometimes in the summer it is so hot we cook indoors, crazy right?

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  10. Yummy! I'm drooling cos I love BBQ or grilled shrimps ... perfect with basil garlic oil !

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  11. Your shrimp looks wonderful and it looks like your husband did a great job :) Love the basil oil too - what a simple and delicious condiment. Hope you had a few trick-or-treaters so you could get rid of the candy.

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    1. Yes in fact we had so many had to turn the lights out at 8.00pm. Thanks Tricia!

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  12. Basil garlic oil - it had to taste good:) I would love to eat those shrimps!:)

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    1. Thanks Natalia, we enjoyed them very much.

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  13. This looks so darn good! Love that basil garlic oil...would be great to go with some pan seared cods too.

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  14. Love those shrimp from Costco! In China they never take the shells or the heads off, because they say it gives more flavor. Love this simple dish. Often they are the best!

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    1. Yikes, I'm sure they are right Abbe, I just don't care for the head on my food. Take care!

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  15. Oh Cheri, your shrimps look perfect...and nicely coated...I too love these shrimps from Costco...you cannot go wrong with it.
    Have a great week :)

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  16. Hi Cheri! Looks fabulous! Hope you had a fun Halloween!

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  17. Shrimp are wonderful, aren't they? You can do so much with them! Haven't grilled any in ages, and now you have me itching to do so again. These look terrific -- wonderful flavors. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks John, I think we bbq more in the winter than the summer, kind of crazy.

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  18. WE love shrimp and this is how we like it..I could eat shrimp once a week:)

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  19. Such a perfect meal, Cheri! I love shrimp cooked like this and with those flavourings, there's nothing better! Beautiful!

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  20. These shrimp look so fabulous, that sauce really makes them special!

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  21. I love easy weeknight dinners like this! Using great ingredients like garlic oil makes all the difference, doesn't it?

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    1. yes it does Teresa, I think this oil would be great on eggs too!

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  22. This shrimp looks so delicious and so full of flavors. Happy that glad that grilling season is not over. Love the sound of basil garlic oil.

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    1. Hi Anu, the winters are pretty mild here so we can bbq most of the year.

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  23. This looks so flavorful and delicious! So glad that grilling season isn't over for you yet!

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    1. Thanks Kelly, the winters are pretty mild here.

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  24. Oh my - this looks delicious, Cheri!! I love how easy you make it sound but yet it looks totally restaurant-quality. I love shrimp so I'm just about drooling here...

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    1. Thanks Monica, this really is quick and easy;)

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  25. I love shrimp. This sounds so flavorful and delicious!

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  26. I love shrimp and definitely do not make them enough. This looks super tasty!

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  27. I have never grilled shrimp with the peels on! I really do have to give it a try – I'm just not a messy eater… :-)

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  28. I love when we grill! Ok, I mean I love when my husband grills! He hasn't yet grilled any seafood because he is intimidated by it, but I think this would be a great recipe for him to try. I love your tip about grilling unpeeled shrimp. I would have never tried it that way.

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