Australian Shrimp on the Barbie
Use this delicious recipe for the traditional Australian method for grilling shrimp. It's simple and you can enjoy a quick meal from your barbecue.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 1 ½pounds large shrimp
- 1tablespoon fresh parsley
- 1tablespoon fresh thyme
- 1tablespoon fresh cilantro
- 1tablespoon shallot (minced)
- 3large garlic cloves (crushed)
- ½cup butter (melted)
- ¼cup olive oil
- 3tablespoons lemon juice (fresh)
- Salt (to taste)
- Black pepper (to taste)
- Garnish: spinach leaves
- Garnish: lemon slices
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Peel and devein the shrimp , leaving the tails intact.
Step 3Mince the fresh parsley, thyme, cilantro , and shallots. Crush the garlic cloves.
Step 4Combine the melted butter , olive oil, parsley, thyme, cilantro, lemon juice, cloves, shallots, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.
Step 5Mix in the shrimp. Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes or in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Discard the marinade after the 30 minutes, as it will not be safe to reuse due to contact with the raw shrimp.
Step 6Prepare the barbecue with medium-hot coals.
Step 7Thread the shrimp on narrow skewers . Grill until just opaque (or pink in color and firm to touch), about 2 minutes per side.
Step 8Line a platter with fresh spinach leaves. Arrange the skewers on the platter. Garnish with lemon.
Step 9Serve and enjoy!