Garlic Shrimp

This recipe comes from NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, who likes to wrap the shrimp in a flour tortilla along with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa for a tasty burrito. It's also good served over rice pilaf.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Soak: 30 Minutes
Chill: 20 Minutes
Grill: 6 Minutes


8 (12-inch) wooden or metal skewers
2 pounds unpeeled large fresh shrimp
1/2 cup olive oil
8 to 10 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
Lime wedges


1. Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning.

2. Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired; set aside.

3. Combine olive oil and next 5 ingredients in a zip-top plastic freezer bag. Remove and reserve 3 Tbsp. marinade for basting.

4. Add shrimp to plastic bag; seal and shake to coat. Chill 20 minutes.

5. Remove shrimp from marinade, discarding marinade. Thread shrimp evenly onto skewers.

6. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 3 minutes on each side or just until shrimp turn pink, basting occasionally with reserved 3 Tbsp. marinade. Serve shrimp with lime wedges.

Oven method: Omit wooden skewers; combine shrimp and next 6 ingredients in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Bake at 450° for 10 to 12 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.


Jimmie Johnson, Mooresville, North Carolina,

Southern Living

September 2006
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