Lemon & Soy Sauce Grilled Shrimp

Hot summer days require easy, fast and fresh recipes, ready in 10 minutes when everybody is hungry and nobody wants to cook in front of the stove for hours 😉

You can clean and marinate the shrimp in 20 minutes in the morning or even the night before and cook them in less than 10 minutes at lunch!!

They are a perfect light meal for the whole family, maybe served with a lovely tomato salad.

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When I offer a new or unusual food to the kids (like shrimp) I try to do it in a fun way so that they will be more willing to try. Today I used some small bamboo forks. The kids loved the idea of skewering every single shrimp and enjoying small bites.

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As shrimp are shellfish and potentially allergen for babies, I would suggest to introduce them to your baby after 2 yrs. Please be sure to consult your pediatrician about shellfish and crustaceans if you have a family history of food allergies.

Here you are the ingredients for 4 servings:

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And that’s how to proceed (super easy!!)

– Clean the shrimp. Wash them under water. With your fingers peel the shell and remove the head (if present).

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With a sharp knife make an incision along the back. Using the tip of your knife remove the long vein that runs under the surface of the back. It should be black or transparent. Rinse the shrimp again

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Prepare the marinade. Mince the garlic. Mix the water with the soy sauce in a cup.

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Place all the marinade ingredients in a medium size plastic bag, zip-lock style: garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, water+soy mix, fresh thyme. Shake

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Add the shrimp. Close

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Refrigerate for at least 3 hours and let the marinade do its work. The soy sauce will flavor the shrimp and the lemon will give them a lovely fresh taste and scent.

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Remove the shrimp from the plastic bag. Preheat a grill pan. When it’s hot place the shrimp one next to the other and let them cook 2 minutes each side. They will be ready in no time 😉 Enjoy!!!!

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