National Grilling Month: Summertime Grilled Shrimp

Need to fix dinner but don’t want to heat up the kitchen? Look no further! Easy grilled shrimp!

We skipped the butter & used Villa Graziella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, lemon & fresh parsley for these flavorful skewers. Marinate for 30 minutes so the shrimp does not become too soft. Serve with seasonal veggies, orzo & enjoy for lunch the next day in a salad. Serves 2 to 4.

Easy Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh, medium sized, deveined shrimp
  • 1/4 cup Villa Graziella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Add your choice of fresh herbs; basil, marjoram, sage, rosemary, oregano or thyme 

Simple Directions

  1. Soak wooden bamboo skewers in cold water
  2. Peel shrimp & refrigerate
  3. In a large bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, minced garlic, salt & pepper
  4. Add shrimp to the bowl, toss to coat, cover & marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
  5. Preheat grill to 160°F
  6. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail & once near the head.
  7. Discard remaining marinade
  8. Lightly oil grill grate.
  9. Grill 2-3 minutes per side, or until opaque
  10. Remove from the grill, let rest for 3 minutes, serve & enjoy!