Grilled Basil Shrimp

grilled basil shrimp

If I were stranded on an island with nothing but Grilled Basil Shrimp to eat I wouldn’t be calling anyone anytime soon to pick me up.  Especially THIS shrimp!

My place to get shrimp these days here in the Midwest seems to be Whole Foods.  I like them big and Whole Foods has been the most reliable when it comes to having the 10/15 count.

What I like about this recipe is the fresh basil and lemon flavor.  It’s very summery tasting.

grilled basil shrimp

Be careful when marinating shrimp in anything citric because it begins the cooking process.  So after you get your shrimp all cleaned up and start marinating them it’s a good idea to get that grill hot and ready.


Grilled Basil Shrimp



  • 2 lbs large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup butter organic and melted
  • 1 1/2 lemons organic, squeezed
  • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic organic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup good quality olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a food processor add the butter, lemon juice, mustard, basil leaves and garlic. Give it a few pulses and then add the oil. Depending on how much basil you use and how much juice you get from you lemons you may need to add more oil
  2. Put the shrimp is a bowl, glassware or Ziploc and pour the marinade over the shrimp. Let it marinade no longer than 30 minutes
  3. Grill over a hot grill for approx. 5-6 min or until opaque inside

Recipe adapted from:  AllRecipes
I used all organic ingredients when making this recipe, and hope you do too!  🙂

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