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Garlic Shrimp

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.

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2006

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Prep time: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.


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