Grilled Basil Shrimp

Grilled Basil Shrimp

This grilled shrimp is so quick, you'll wonder how it can be so delicious!
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6


  • Grill


  • 2 pounds shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 large lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed or minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper or to taste


  • Thaw shrimp and peel, if necessary.
  • Combine marinade ingredients; add to shrimp and marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Grill on skewers over medium heat.


This shrimp is delicious served with a side of sauteed zucchini topped with parmesan cheese.
It depends on where you live, but I look for seafood caught locally (or at least in waters of the USA if possible.) I also try to avoid preservatives (mainly sodium tripolyphosphate) in the frozen shrimp, but that can also be difficult to find. (For example, I've had luck with Trader Joe's, but not Whole Foods.)
Keyword Grilled basil shrimp

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