Friday, June 11, 2010

Australia - Shrimp on the Barbie

Here's another recipe for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Menu - Week 1. This recipe is ridiculously simple and perfect for the summer barbecue. I'm not sure how really authentically Australian it is but to those of us here in North America it's what we think of first when someone says "Australia!". Well that and Foster's beer. If you really feel the need to be authentic, have a Foster's with your meal (save the can for beer can barbecuing a turkey later)!

This recipe calls for leaving the shells on so they don't dry out and overcook on the bbq. If you want to remove the shells for easy eating, only marinate for 10 minutes max otherwise the lemon juice will cook the shrimp!

Australia - Shrimp on the Barbie
Serves 4


  • Wooden skewers
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 1 lb large shrimp in the shell
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 cups of spinach leaves

  1. Place wooden skewers in the water to soak
  2. Mix lemon juice, garlic and shallots together
  3. Toss in shrimp and let marinate for one hour
  4. Heat the BBQ on high.
  5. Thread the shrimp on the skewers and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  6. Cook the shrimp on the BBQ until cooked through
  7. Serve on a bed of spinach.
Yup, that's it. Enjoy!

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