1 tablespoon olive oil
1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
1. In a bowl or shallow dish, combine the first 8 ingredients. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Refrigerate 2 hours.
2. Drain shrimp, discarding marinade. Place shrimp on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4 in. from heat until shrimp turn pink, 3-4 minutes on each side.
Tip: To avoid rubbery shrimp (overcooking is a common pitfall in cooked shrimp recipes like this one), watch for signs they are done. The flesh will turn pink and firm. Act fast: They'll keep cooking for a minute or two outside the oven.