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Lemon-Marinated Shrimp with Mint Pesto

I recently stumbled upon a fantastic and super easy seafood recipe: Lemon-Marinated Shrimp with Mint Pesto! It’s ready in a flash and absolutely delicious, so I had to share.

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For the Lemon-Marinated Shrimp, you’ll need:

1 pound 10 oz / 750 grams raw jumbo shrimp

Juice of 2 lemons

1 bunch fresh mint, chopped

2 garlic cloves, very finely copped

For the Mint Pesto, you’ll need:

1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped

8 tbsp fresh mint, coarsely chopped

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tbsp heavy cream

1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper

First, shell and devein the shrimp. Place them in a shallow dish and sprinkle with the lemon juice, mint, and garlic. Toss the shrimp well. Then cover and let them marinate for 30 minutes.

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To make the mint pesto, put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Scrape into a bowl, then cover and let chill until required. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Next, drain the shrimp, preheat the broiler, and arrange the shrimp on a broil pan. Broil until the shrimp are pink on each side and cooked through. You can also throw these into a frying pan or barbeque them!

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Remove the shrimp from the pan and transfer to serving plates. Add a spoonful of mint pesto and serve!

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This is one healthy, delicious recipe that I will be making over and over again.



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