Healthy Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Ingredients: 

1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
juice of 1 lemon
2-3 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Tabasco
3 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 teaspoons oregano
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 pounds of medium prawns
Skewers

Instructions: 

Peel and devein the shrimp, making sure to also remove the tails.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients (except skewers). Reserve approximately 1/4 of the marinade in a separate dish for use in basting later.

Pour marinade into a large Ziploc bag along with peeled and deveined prawns. Toss to coat. Refrigerate for approximately 2 hours.

Preheat grill to medium-low heat. While preheating, place prawns onto the skewers. Double pierce each shrimp for best results.

Discard remaining marinade, except for the 1/4 that was reserved separate from the shrimp.

With a brush, lightly oil the grill. For an even healthier alternative, place aluminum foil over the grill grate instead of oiling the grill grate.

Cook the prawns for approximately 5 minutes per side, basting frequently with reserved sauce. Prawns are finished when they appear slightly opaque and pinkish white.

About this dish:

This dish is delicious served over a bed of angel hair pasta or basmati rice. However, if you are trying to limit your carb intake, it is also delicious over a bed of lightly grilled or sauteed seasonal vegetables. For spice lovers, a little extra garlic and a dash of cayenne pepper give this dish a real kick! This is one recipe that can be fixed often and, with slight variations, will never grow old!

As the weather warms up, you might be thinking it’s time to fire up your grill. With this recipe, no matter the season, you’ll feel like it’s summer!

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