These shrimp are as great to look at as to taste.Whenever the weather turns warmer we chose to grill,its easy clean up it the greatest incentive. I typically marinade these shrimp at least 1/2 an hour before grilling but no more than 1 hour.You could use either shelled or unshelled shrimp,but,I always find the shrimp to retain more moisture when grilled shell on.
1 1/2 lb shell on jumbo shrimp (unshelled shrimp would be about 1 1/4 lb)
1/4 cup minced fresh mint leaves
1 to 2 serrano chillis,minced
4 cloves garlic,minced
juice of 1/2 small lime
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper or white pepper
salt to taste
zest of 1 lime
1/8 cup canola oil.
Combine all ingredients together,except for shrimp, in a food processor to blend well.
Place shrimp in a plastic resealable bag and pour marinade over. Seal bag and gently massage marinade on to shrimp, making sure each piece is coated. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour.
Heat grill to medium hot. Grill shrimp about 2 minutes per side, DO NOT OVER COOK.
Place on serving dish and squeeze lemon or lime before serving.