Friday, May 22, 2009

Grilled shrimp and lemon

In this wonderful summer recipe, the lemon wedges are grilled too! Use shelled jumbo shrimp, or if you get them in the shell, cut the shell open and de-vein before cooking.

Grilled Shrimp and Lemon

3 lbs of jumbo shrimp

4 cloves of garlic, mashed
Salt and pepper
1/4 c lemon juice
1/2 c olive oil
1/4 cup fresh oregano, chopped
3 lemons, halved and each half cut into 3 wedges

Clean, cut, and de-vein the shrimp if needed. Mash the garlic with the salt and pepper, and mix with lemon juice. In a food processor or with a hand blender running, add the oil slowly and blend until thoroughly smooth. Pour into a bowl and stir in the chopped oregano.

Reserve about 1/3 to 1/2 the mixture to use as a dressing. Marinate the shrimp for 10 to 15 minutes only in the rest. Brush the lemon wedges with marinade as well. Grill over medium heat on an oiled grill rack or vented grill pan. If the shrimp are raw, they should take no more than 7 minutes or so. The lemon wedges will be hot through in about 5 minutes.

Serve with remaining dressing. This is good over rice so that you can sop up the rest of the dressing!

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