When you think of Green Goddess Dressing, you might just think it belongs on a salad. But, oh boy, are you wrong. Marinating shrimp in Green Goddess Dressing gives them an earthy depth of flavor you can’t easily achieve with just a sauce or squeeze of lemon. The main goal of a marinade is to tenderize your meat or seafood, add flavor, and maintain moisture during high-heat grilling. The best part about using our Green Goddess Dressing as a marinade is that all you have to do is add a little acid from something like white wine vinegar or lemon juice, mix it with the shrimp, let sit, and grill. It really is that easy to make an elevated version of backyard barbeque shrimp skewers.
- 1 pound shrimp, fresh or frozen, shells removed
- 1/3 cup Green Goddess Dressing
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar, or other acid like lemon juice
- Salt and pepper, to taste
If using frozen shrimp, thaw completely. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels. Place shrimp in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste, tossing gently to season all sides.
In a separate small bowl, mix together Green Goddess Dressing and vinegar until combined. Pour mixture over shrimp and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 2 hours. The longer it sits, the more the flavor of the Dressing melds with the shrimp.
When your shrimp is done marinating, preheat your grill or cast iron skillet to medium heat while you prepare the skewers.
Working one at a time, skewer shrimp head-to-tail on metal or wooden skewers so the skewer goes through each shrimp in two places. Be careful not to crowd the shrimp and to leave enough space at the bottom of each skewer to pick it up.
Oil the grates of the grill or add a bit of olive oil to the cast iron skillet. Place skewers on the grill for 3 minutes on one side, then flip for an additional 2 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque in the middle.
Serve with lemon wedges and, if desired, more Green Goddess Dressing drizzled on top.