Lemon Basil Shrimp

Servings 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 pounds large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • bamboo skewers or metal


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Marinate shrimp for 30 minutes (see recipe). If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before use, to prevent burning on the grill.
  • In a large zipper-topped plastic bag, place first 7 ingredients (olive oil through basil); shake to combine.
  • Add shrimp, seal bag and toss well to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat outdoor or indoor grill to HIGH.
  • Thread shrimp onto skewers and grill for 2 minutes per side or until pink and opaque.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Wild rice pilaf and a big salad of baby spinach, sliced red onion and apple, tossed with honey/mustard dressing.
VEGETARIAN: Use extra-firm tofu instead of shrimp and adjust marinating and cooking times as needed.
KOSHER: Use boneless skinless chicken breast meat cut to the approximate size of shrimp. Use additional oil instead of butter.
GLUTEN FREE: No changes necessary.
NUTRITION: Per Serving: 200 Calories; 6g Fat; 31g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 234mg Cholesterol; 538mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat. Points: 5
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