Grilled Garlic and Herb Shrimp

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons ground paprika

2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic

2 teaspoons Italian seasoning blend

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 teaspoons dried basil leaves

2 pounds large shrimp (21-25 per pound), peeled and deveined


Directions:

1. Whisk the paprika, garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, and basil together in a bowl until thoroughly blended. Stir in the shrimp, and toss to evenly coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, turning once.

2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Lightly oil grill grate, and place about 4 inches from heat source.

3. Remove shrimp from marinade, drain excess, and discard marinade.

4. Place shrimp on preheated grill and cook, turning once, until opaque in the center, 5 to 6 minutes. Serve immediately.

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