Grilled Shrimp Made Easy
I love shrimp scampi. The butter and garlic combination melted over shrimp is one of my favorite ways to enjoy shrimp. So, why not take those flavors and use them when cooking on the grill. Here is how I adapted my shrimp scampi into grilled shrimp made easy.
2 cloves garlic (or more to preference) — finely chopped
5 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons dry white wine (or use white grape juice)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons minced parsley (or use cilantro)
1/8 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound large shrimp — peeled and cleaned
Rinse off and pat dry the shrimp
Salt and Pepper to taste
Place all the ingredients into a large baggie or baking dish
Add the shrimp and toss to coat – allow to rest for a few minutes 10-15 while preparing grill
Place shrimp on skewers (if using wooden make sure to soak them in water to prevent burning) or in a grill basket
Grill over medium high heat turning often (shrimp only take about 3 minutes to cook and are done when they are pink and start to curl)
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or over noodles.
Grilling shrimp doesn’t get any easier than this. Of course fresh is best, but this method of grilling works great on frozen shrimp too. Just be careful to not over cook your shrimp. They get chewy and just aren’t the amazing burst of flavor that they should be when you bite down on them.
I make a double batch of the marinade and keep it to pour over the grilled shrimp on noodles. It makes a wonderful sauce. Note: do not use the marinade left cooking the shrimp.
Do you have a favorite recipe for grilling shrimp? Share it with us in the comment area below. We would love to read it and maybe whip it up one day here on the blog.