Basil Shrimp

Basil Shrimp


"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."


1 h 30 m servings 206 cals
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Original recipe yields 9 servings



  • Calories:
  • 206 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 25 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 244 mg
  • 81%
  • Sodium:
  • 426 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. Preheat grill to high heat. Remove shrimp from marinade, and thread onto skewers. Discard marinade.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate, and arrange skewers on preheated grill. Cook for 4 minutes, turning once, or until opaque.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 943 Ratings


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 marin...

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...

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 dri...

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...

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 onl...

This recipe is delicious & easy! I used my George Forman & skipped the skewers. Best grilled shrimp recipe I've had, everyone loved it.

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 m...

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 us...

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.