Basil Shrimp


Basil Shrimp

This is an amazing and easy main dish or appetizer.


  • Extra large shrimp
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Lots of pressed or minced garlic
  • Lots of chopped fresh basil and/or fresh oregano
  • Sea salt (good grade)
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Remove legs from shrimp. Split the shrimp in half lengthwise (I left the shell on). It's easier to cut them from the side where the legs were. Lay them, cut-side up, on a greased baking sheet.
  2. Drizzle the shrimp with oil, sprinkle with garlic, herbs, salt and pepper. Reserve some of the fresh herbs to sprinkle on after cooking.
  3. Leave pan in the refrigerator for about an hour, to allow the shrimp to marinate, before cooking.
  4. Broil for 5 - 8 minutes (depends on size of shrimp), until shrimp is cooked.