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Countdown to New Years – 4 Days: Grilled Jumbo Shrimp.

5941145763_913160f350_oThis is a delicious herb marinated grilled jumbo shrimp recipe. The secret to grilling shrimp is to keep a close eye on them. Shrimp cook fast enough for you to keep the lid up and an eye on them at all times. Overcooked shrimp are rubbery so take them off the second they are done.


– 2 1/2 pounds/1.2 kg jumbo shrimp
– 1/4 cup/60 mL olive oil
– 1/4 cup/60 mL chopped cilantro
– 1/2 shallot, diced
– 3 tablespoons/45 mL lemon juice
– 1 teaspoon/5 mL dried basil
– 1 clove garlic, minced
– 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL salt


Peel and de-vein shrimp and place in a resealable plastic bag. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour mixture pour over shrimp. Seal bag and allow to marinate for 2-4 hours. Preheat your braai for medium-high heat. Remove shrimp for bag and discard marinade. Place shrimp on braai and allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until pink all the way around. Remove from heat and serve. Depending on the style of your grill it might be easier to thread these jumbo shrimp onto skewers before grilling.

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