Grilled Shrimp with a Garlic Herb Sauce

It took some time, but we have a full family that likes shrimp now. Some of it has been learning the best ways to cook it that keep it from being too tough but still tasty with good texture.

Using the sous vide method is an easy way of cooking shrimp, but I still like grilling when I can. I can’t figure out why I like grilling so much, since it isn’t necessarily faster than a stove or oven but I do.

I have found skewers difficult, but this time they worked well. I will definitely make this again.

Directions for Grilled Shrimp with a Garlic Herb Sauce

  • 1 pound shrimp, size 21-30 count, peeled, and deveined
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1.5 Tablespoons sliced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs (I used mostly basil leaves with some rosemary and cilantro)

Take a bowl and dissolve the sugar and salt into the water. Add the shrimp and let it rest while you continue.

Preheat your grill. Take the oil, some salt and pepper, the garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and fresh herbs into a food processor or blender and blend until creamy.

When the grill is ready, take the shrimp out of the sugar/salt bath and then put them onto skewers. Pour some of the herb mixture into a small bowl and brush it onto both sides of the shrimp.

Grill the shrimp for about 2 minutes per side until lightly browned and cooked through.

When the shrimp is done, serve with the remaining sauce that wasn’t used for brushing the shrimp.

Directions for Grilled Shrimp with a Garlic Herb Sauce (without pictures)

  • 1 pound shrimp, size 21-30 count, peeled, and deveined
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1.5 Tablespoons sliced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs (I used mostly basil leaves with some rosemary and cilantro)

Take a bowl and dissolve the sugar and salt into the water. Add the shrimp and let it rest while you continue.

Preheat your grill. Take the oil, some salt and pepper, the garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and fresh herbs into a food processor or blender and blend until creamy.

When the grill is ready, take the shrimp out of the sugar/salt bath and then put them onto skewers. Pour some of the herb mixture into a small bowl and brush it onto both sides of the shrimp. Grill the shrimp for about 2 minutes per side until lightly browned and cooked through.

When the shrimp is done, serve with the remaining sauce that wasn’t used for brushing the shrimp.

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