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Peel and Eat Brined Grilled Garlic Lemon Shrimp

Peel and Eat Brined Grilled Garlic Lemon Shrimp

Brining is the secret to preparing moist grilled shrimp. Brining keeps the shrimp moist, tender yet firm.

Thread the shrimp on 12 inch flat skewers so they don’t twirl on the skewer.

If you prefer no peel, go ahead and peel the shrimp before you brine.

Ingredients:

FOR THE MARINADE:
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped Italian parsley
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flake, or more for spicier

20 jumbo shrimp peeled or unpeeled and deveined (about 1 1/4 lb.) I use Wild Patagonia 16-20 raw, easy peel, shell-on, deveined I purchase at QFC

General Shrimp Brining Directions:

  1. Make the brining solution. For each pound of shrimp, combine 4 cups water, 1/3 cup Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt and 1/3 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together
  2. Soak the shrimp. Place the peeled and deveined shrimp in the brine solution, and allow them to sit untouched for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Drain, dry and cook. Drain the shrimp in a colander and gently pat them dry with paper towels. Proceed with your favorite recipe: pan-fry, grill or saute. The shrimp always turn out moist and delicious.

TO MAKE THE MARINADE: In a medium bowl whisk together the marinade ingredients.

Place the shrimp in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade around all the shrimp, place the bag in a bowl and refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes.

Remove the shrimp from the bag and discard the marinade. Thread the shrimp closely together as shown above onto flat skewers. Grill over *direct medium heat until just opaque in the center and firm to the touch, 4 to 6 minutes, turning the skewers once halfway through grilling time. Remove from the grill and place on a clean plate. Serve warm.

These plates would work perfectly for serving. The skewers at 12 inches and the plates are 14 inches long.

*If you do not have a thermometer, use this method of estimating the heat: Hold your hand about 3 inches above the grill, or at the point where the food will be cooking. Keep your hand there as long as you can and count. If you have to move your hand in less than 4-5 seconds: the fire is medium heat, or about 350°F.

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This is a delicious dinner menu. This is special enough that it could be served to guests, a Sunday night supper, or a romantic dinner for two.

Be sure to make enough so that you have leftovers for the next day. Package your leftovers like this so all you have to do is pop it in the microwave for a super quick meal.

Dish up leftovers like this!

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Miso Wild and Brown Rice Pilaf

 

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Perform each exercise for 30 seconds each. Allow 10 second rest in between sets.

Jumping Jacks

Wall Sit

Pushup or for more challenge try this Paper Plate Sliding Pushup

Low Ab March

Step Ups onto Chair

Squat or for more challenge try this 1 Leg Squat Touchdown

Triceps Dip on Chair

Plank

High Knees in Place

Lunge or for more challenge try this Forward Leaning Lunge or Front to Back Lunge 

Pushup and Rotate

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