These Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp Skewers were a Summer staple for me as a caterer- always one of the first things to go. After I had served these a couple of times I had to raise the price of these on my menus because I was having to prepare so many of them to keep up with the demand of the guests... I never wanted to run out of anything.
As I've mentioned before, I'm a stickler for making sure that everything on my menus goes well with each other... I find that these are much better to serve at a party than traditional shrimp cocktail because the flavors of the herbs and lemon go much better with a drink and other menu items than a strongly flavored ketchup based cocktail sauce. They are perfect party food- flavorful, elegant, easy to prepare in advance and easy to eat.