Monday, January 24, 2011

Garlic Herbed Shrimp

OK, I am trying to be good and keep my new year's resolution.  It's been tough.  
Today I made salad for dinner.  I have been trying to incorporate salad into our dinner menu once a week.  
I usually make salad and top with grilled chicken, but being the rebel I am, I made shrimp today. 
Garlic and herb shrimp. 

I marinated the shrimp all day and cooked them up right before topping my salad. 
They had a great little kick to them.  (I might have added a little extra garlic and paprika !!)  
 I found this recipe on a scratch piece of paper I had written it on some time ago.  
Not sure where I got the recipe from, but I do know that they are good !! 

Garlic and Herb Shrimp


2 teaspoons ground paprika
2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning blend
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
2 pounds large shrimp (21-25 bag, raw), peeled and deveined


Mix the paprika, garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, olive oil, pepper and brown sugar together in a bowl until thoroughly mixed. Toss in the shrimp and coat with the marinade. Transfer to a Ziploc bag and refrigerate at least 2 or 3 hours minimum, flip over at least once.

Preheat a skillet to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the pan with olive oil.  Remove shrimp from marinade and discard excess marinade. Place shrimp in preheated skillet and cook 2-3 minutes per side , turning once, until opaque in the center, (5 to 6 minutes total). Serve immediately.

Enjoy !!

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