Rating: 4.6 stars
1049 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 756
  • 4 star values: 197
  • 3 star values: 68
  • 2 star values: 21
  • 1 star values: 7

This was given to me by my friend, Elaine. It is one of the most delicious shrimp recipes for the BBQ I have ever had, and it is so easy. My son would eat the whole recipe if I didn't watch him.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a shallow, non-porous dish or bowl, mix together olive oil and melted butter. Stir in lemon juice, mustard, basil, and garlic, and season with salt and white pepper. Add shrimp, and toss to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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  • Preheat grill to high heat. Remove shrimp from marinade, and thread onto skewers. Discard marinade.

  • Lightly oil grill grate, and arrange skewers on preheated grill. Cook for 4 minutes, turning once, or until opaque.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; protein 25g; carbohydrates 2.4g; fat 10.2g; cholesterol 243.9mg; sodium 426.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (753)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2008
Reduce the brown mustard, but most of all... Don't marinade for a whole hour! Shrimp (and all seafood for that matter) actually starts to cook when it sits in citrus juice. It doesn't need marinading more than 15-20 minutes!! Otherwise you will end up with tough, chewy shrimp. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/03/2004
there was a nice hint of basil... a nice hint of garlic... even a nice hint of shrimp... but all i could really taste was the mustard. I was quite dissapointed. Read More
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1049 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 756
  • 4 star values: 197
  • 3 star values: 68
  • 2 star values: 21
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2008
Reduce the brown mustard, but most of all... Don't marinade for a whole hour! Shrimp (and all seafood for that matter) actually starts to cook when it sits in citrus juice. It doesn't need marinading more than 15-20 minutes!! Otherwise you will end up with tough, chewy shrimp. Read More
(644)
Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2008
I am only giving this recipe 4 stars as it is, because the mustard is too strong for my tastes. Reducing the mustard by 1/2 brings it up to 5 stars! For those of us who work all day long, bear in mind that if you try to marinate this all day it will not be as tender. Shrimp are delicate, and the lemon juice "cooks" them if left in the fridge too long. 2 or 3 hours would be the max for large shrimp; stick to the one hour if you have medium shrimp. And don't overgrill them! Just cook them until they turn pink/opaque and curl up. Otherwise they can turn dry and rubbery. This dish has AMAZING flavor, and everyone loves it! BTW, this marinade is also great on salmon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2008
This was awesome! With modifications, of course. As others suggested, I reduced mustard (Dijon) to 1 TBS, and 1/2 a lemon or 3 TBS juice. I also used 3 TBS dried basil (remember: fresh to dried herbs is 3 to 1 ratio). I served this with steamed green beans, and "Cheese Herb Bread" from this site dipped in olive oil, parm. cheese and black pepper. A wonderfully filling, yet light meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2008
5 stars with my changes/additions! I used all olive oil instead of butter 4 cloves of garlic honey mustard instead of brown and 2-Tbsp. dry basil intead of fresh. I also added a little bit of lime juice. Since this was a last minute meal decision I only had about 15 minutes to marinade. I cooked them on a stovetop steamer and they were SOOOO delicious! The flavors were amazing even though I didn't have a long time for them to marinate. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2007
I wish I could give this 10*. I was a chef for 5 years at an Italian restaurant and we always were looking for different specials to run, too bad I did not have this. Restaurant quality. The only change I made was that I also added 2 chicken breast thinly sliced to the marinade and grilled it together over low heat on a piece of aluminum paper (sparyed with non stick spray). I also left the shell on the shrimp while marinated. My husband loved it and he is picky. A++++++ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2003
This recipe is delicious & easy! I used my George Forman & skipped the skewers. Best grilled shrimp recipe I've had everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2003
This is delicious and easy. I marinated my shrimp in a large ziplock bag and had no dish to wash. We added some veggies from our garden on skewers(zucchini onions cherry tomatoes) and some mushrooms for our sides. We then put some garlic texas toast on the grill and had our whole meal ready with little clean up. Thanks for such a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2003
Loved this shrimp! Only thing I would change is the amount of lemon juice called for in the recipe. My husband thought it was too "lemony", so I will cut the amount called for in half (only use 1/2 lemon). I also did not have the course mustard called for, so I substitued with the new French's Sweet Onion mustard. Even my 13 year old, who swears she does not like seafood, devoured her skewer of shrimp! **Also, I cut down the amount of mustard called for! I only used 1 TBSP of mustard, and that was PLENTY!! Enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/02/2004
there was a nice hint of basil... a nice hint of garlic... even a nice hint of shrimp... but all i could really taste was the mustard. I was quite dissapointed. Read More
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