Grilled Garlic & Herb Shrimp – Why We Grow Our Own

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Now that we all have our very own culinary herb gardens, I thought I’d post a recipe that takes full advantage. This grilled garlic and herb shrimp recipe is very easy, IF you can just walk out into the backyard, and pick a handful of your own fresh, green sprigs.

Ingredients for 6 servings:
*Note: I just guessed at these amounts because it’s that kind of a recipe.
2 pounds 16/20 peeled and deveined shrimp
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp lemon zest
3 or 4 cloves of garlic, sliced thin
1/2 cup of fresh picked and chopped herbs
I used basil, Italian parsley, oregano, and lemon thyme (everything works, but be careful with rosemary, as it can be over-powering)
About 4 to 6 tbsps of olive oil, or as needed
– Use 2/3 for the marinade, and save the other 1/3 for the sauce
For the sauce:
Reserved garlic herb marinade
Red chili flakes and cayenne to taste
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
season to taste


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