Here is another great alternative for a meatless meal. This thyme, lemon grilled shrimp , is easy to make, healthy and light. Great for appetizer, lunch or dinner , on top of a big mixed green salad or as a stand alone main course this dish takes no time at all and is well worth it. If you don’t have a grill use a grill pan on your stove, you will get the same results.
Thyme lemon simply grilled Shrimp
Easy, healthy appetizer or entree, light and fresh
-3 dozen fresh or frozen whole shrimp (note-I prefer the medium size for their tenderness)
-the juice of 2 fresh lemons
-3 tbls extra virgin olive oil
-5 sprigs of fresh thyme
-3 garlic cloves crushed
-sea salt and fresh ground pepper
-Devein the shrimp, rinse and place in a colander
-Heat the grill
-In a bowl add the juice of 2 lemons, the crushed garlic, sea salt, pepper add the olive oil stir with a small whisk add the thyme.
-place the shrimp one by one on metal or wood skewers 7 or 8 per (note-if using wood skewers, soak them in water so they don’t burn while grilling)
-In a shallow dish long enough to hold the skewers, add the marinade, let sit at least 20 minutes
-on a medium/low direct heat grill, place the skewers and grill 3-5 minutes per side…when the shrimp turn white they are cooked. Save the marinade in the dish to brush on the shrimp while cooking.
Serve along side or on top of a mixed green salad