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Grilled Shrimp Recipes That'll Make You Salivate

Grilled Shrimp Recipes
Whether you are planning a family dinner, or a party either with friends or colleagues, grilled shrimp is an excellent choice to include into the menu. Here are some variations that you can try out.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
There are three main types of shrimp―freshwater, cold water, and warm water shrimp. Warm water shrimp are most popular in the United States. They are categorized as brown, white, and tiger shrimp. Always select large shrimp for grilling purposes. You can grill them shell-on, or you can peel and devein them too before grilling. Since shrimp cook quickly, you should remove them from the grill as soon as the flesh turns white. If cooked more, they may become chewy and dry.

Sweet Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Ingredients

4 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup jaggery
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp minced fresh garlic
1 tbsp mustard
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp salad dressing
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp chili powder
Wooden skewers

Preparation

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the brown sugar, jaggery, chili powder, lemon juice, vegetable oil, clove, honey, basil, minced garlic, and salad dressing. Cover the shrimp with this mixture, and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

Meanwhile, lightly oil the cooking grate and preheat the grill over high heat. You should soak the wooden skewers in hot water, so that they don't burn while grilling. Thread the shrimp onto the skewers, and cook them for about 4 minutes, until they turn pink on one side. Then, turn the shrimp and cook for an additional 2 - 4 minutes. Remove them from the skewers using a fork.

Grilled Shrimp with Wine Marinade

Ingredients

1 lb shelled shrimp
¼ cup dry white wine
¼ cup olive oil
½ tsp dried basil (1 tsp if fresh)
1 tbsp minced dry onion
½ tsp dried rosemary
¼ tsp pepper

Preparation

In a large mixing bowl, combine together the white wine, olive oil, dry onion, basil, pepper, and rosemary. Keep the shelled shrimp in a plastic bag, and add mixed marinade to it. Refrigerate the bag for about 2 - 4 hours. Drain the marinade.

Thread the shrimp onto the skewers, and brush them with the reserved marinade. Grill them for about 8 - 12 minutes over hot coal.

Grilled Garlic Shrimp

Ingredients

2 lb jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
½ tsp salt

Preparation

In a mixing bowl, mix together the parsley, pepper, garlic, salt, and olive oil. Add the shrimp to this mixture, and allow them to marinate for about 1 hour. Thread them tightly on the skewers, and grill them for about 2 - 3 minutes on each side over medium heat.
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