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  • Grilled Shrimp Recipes

    3 posts, 3 voices, 817 views, started Mar 30, 2009

    Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009


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      The summer vacations are at the corner and I am very eager to plan backyard parties and enjoy with my family and friends. I just love seafood and grilling gives it an amazing taste. Among seafoods, shrimp is one of my most favorite dishes. It is known not only for its delicious flavor, but also for its high nutritional value. Shrimp is a rich source of proteins, calcium and iodine. You can prepare a variety of dishes with shrimp; but, grilled shrimp recipes are unique. Grilling offers a natural, excellent flavor to shrimp and makes it an excellent menu item for a barbecue party.  

      There are three main types of shrimp such as freshwater, coldwater and warmwater shrimp. Warmwater shrimp are most popular in the United States. Warmwater shrimp are categorized as brown, white and tiger shrimp. Always select large shrimp for grilled shrimp recipes. You may grill them shell-on, or you may peel and devein shrimp 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. Here are some easy-to-make grilled shrimp recipes.  

      Sweet Grilled Shrimp Skewers  


      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  


      In a large mixing bowl, mix together brown sugar, jaggery, chili powder, lemon juice, vegetable oil, clove, honey, basil, minced garlic and salad dressing. Cover 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 shrimp from the skewers using a fork.  

      Grilled Shrimp with Wine Marinade  


      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  


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

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

      Grilled Garlic Shrimp  


      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  


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

      With these yummy grilled shrimp recipes, make your summer parties truly memorable for your guests. Happy cooking!


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