havest basket for housewarming
IMG1
TRUFFLED parchment paper
IMG3276
kitchen brushes herringbone
IMG3640
candle
IMG3862
Fall baking
ciderdonuts
apple cider basket
pork
autumn entertaining
entertaining
linen
favorite fall sugar cookie collection
follow along with our new
The Everyday Occasions Store:
fallmenu
fallheader
item20
item12
item13
home entertaining and ifestyle expert
pinterest
twitter
instagram
my email newsletter
rss feed
facebook

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp Skewers | Grilled Summer Appetizer


These Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp Skewers were a Summer staple for me as a caterer- always one of the first things to go.  After I had served these a couple of times I had to raise the price of these on my menus because I was having to prepare so many of them to keep up with the demand of the guests... I never wanted to run out of anything.  

As I've mentioned before, I'm a stickler for making sure that everything on my menus goes well with each other... I find that these are much better to serve at a party than traditional shrimp cocktail because the flavors of the herbs and lemon go much better with a drink and other menu items than a strongly flavored ketchup based cocktail sauce.  They are perfect party food- flavorful, elegant, easy to prepare in advance and easy to eat.

This recipe was inspired by a Barefoot Contessa recipe - she served them as a main course with pesto pasta... also one of my favorite ways to enjoy them. 

You can find the skewers, here, that make these look great and perfect for a party.

Lemon Basil 
Grilled Shrimp Skewers
4 appetizer portions

1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
2 lemons, juiced
1/4 cup of olive oil
2 teaspoons of sea salt
1 teaspoon of cracked pepper
bamboo skewers

In a bowl, combine garlic, basil, parsley, dijon, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Combine well with a fork.  Add shrimp and toss.  If time allows, let the shrimp marinate for 1 hour or over night.



Soak wooden skewers in water for 1 hour.  Skewer shrimp onto the sticks.  Grill for 1 minute on each side until pink.  Serve warm, at room temperature, or refrigerate and serve cold.  If the weather isn't cooperating for the grill, they can also be prepared in the oven- just roast them at 450 degrees for 5-7 minutes. 


For the complete menu and all of the recipes from my Ladies Night Patio Party, click here!

Stop by Everyday Occasions, The Store for more of my favorite entertaining essentials that make entertaining easy.  

5 comments:

  1. These are delicious! I opted to roast the shrimp in the oven at 400 (I have no grill!) and they turned out so flavorful.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks so much for thes recipe!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I tried this recipe for dinner tonight and LOVED the marinade!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Anyone tried to just buy pre-cooked shrimp and just marinate in sauce?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Anonymous7:23 AM

    Totally delicious!! Both ways, grill and oven...oven is easier though. Love the flavor!

    ReplyDelete

ClassicCollection
Heirloom pumpkin
fall decor
IMG9940
IMG7062a
Stews & Soups
chili
squashdip
Autumn
cinnamonscones
autumn scone recipes
DIYThanksgivingCenterpiec
pumpkin floral
beefstew
Fall Entertaining favorite recipes
IMG3555
fall linen Tea Towels &
IMG3600
my favorite fall candles
item36
chocolate molten cakes in cupcake
IMG4491
brunch
baconpotatofrittata
sides & salads
IMG4767
AppleCake
IMG1025
TruffleMacCheese
housewarming
IMG0935
baskettray
IMG0882
IMG0731
IMG9876
IMG3818
IMG5966
IMG4413
APPLE CAKE
camel & Grey
my favorite fall candles
mini paper tart pans
oak tree stationery
organizing my craft supplies
item11 item10 fallhead item20
Subscribe