Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp

It would be hard to find an appetizer more popular than shrimp. No matter if they’re chilled and accompanied by cocktail sauce or hot on skewers with some vegetables that have been grilled, shrimp is pretty hard to beat.

The simpler the better is my motto when it comes to shrimp appetizers. A good example of this is shrimp that are  marinated.

The following quick and easy recipe, from Olisur, Chile’s leading olive oil producer, finds the crustacean in a marinade that contains extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, little salt and pepper and some fresh parsley.
Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1¼ pounds cooked shrimp
Place garlic and oil in a small skillet and cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper. Toss with shrimp in large bowl. Chill until ready to serve.
Yield: Serves 12.
Note: Cover and make ahead 2 hours.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 73 calories, 3 grams fat (no saturated), 92 milligrams cholesterol, 1 gram carbohydrates, 10 grams protein, no fiber, 153 milligrams sodium.

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