Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-make Summer appetizer? Look no further than grilled shrimp! This dish is perfect for all kinds’ party or gathering, and it’s simple to prepare.
With this guide, you’ll learn how to make grilled shrimp that is perfectly cooked and bursting with flavor. Read this for instructions on how to make grilled shrimp.
What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Grilled Shrimp?
You will need the following elements to make grilled shrimp:
- Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Garlic powder
- Old Bay seasoning (optional)
How To Make Grilled Shrimp?
Making grilled shrimp is easy! Follow these general steps, and you will have perfectly cooked grilled shrimp in no time.
1. Preheat Your Grill To Medium-High Heat.
To start, you’ll need to preheat your grill to medium-high heat. This will ensure that your shrimp are cooked through and prevent them from sticking to the grill.
For gas grills, this is usually around 375-400 degrees Fahrenheit. For charcoal grills, until the coals are white-hot.
2. Rinse Your Shrimp.
Next, rinse your shrimp under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel. It will remove any excess moisture from the shrimp. In the meantime, prepare your grill for cooking by oiling the grates with vegetable oil.
3. Season Your Shrimp.
Once your shrimp are dry, it’s time to season them. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, pepper, salt, lemon juice, garlic powder, and Old Bay seasoning (if using).
Then, add the shrimp to the bowl and toss to coat them in the seasoning mixture. For added flavor, you also add herbs like parsley or thyme.
4. Spray Your Grill With Cooking Spray.
Before adding your shrimp to the grill, be sure to lightly spray it with cooking spray. It will prevent the shrimp from sticking to the grill grates.
On a gas grill, you can do this by turning the grill on to high heat for a few minutes, then turning this off and spraying the grates with cooking spray. For a charcoal grill, you’ll need to wait until the coals are white-hot before spraying the grates with cooking spray. Read this post on how to put out a charcoal grill in 3 easy steps!
5. Grill Your Shrimp For 2-3 Minutes Per Side.
Now it’s time to grill the shrimp! Put the shrimp on the grill, and then cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are opaque and slightly charred around the edges. If you are using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water for 30 minutes before grilling to prevent them from burning.
6. Remove From Grill And Serve Immediately.
Once your shrimp are cooked through, remove them from the grill and serve immediately. Be sure to enjoy them while they’re hot! In case you want to, you can also squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the grilled shrimp before serving.
7. Add Additional Seasonings, If Desired.
If you really want, you can add additional seasonings to your grilled shrimp before serving. Some good options include fresh herbs, lemon slices, or hot sauce. Upon cooking the shrimp, lightly sprinkle them with the desired seasonings and serve immediately.
That’s it – your grilled shrimp are now ready to enjoy! Serve them as an appetizer, and enjoy the delicious flavor. You can also save any leftovers in an airtight container and enjoy them within 2-3 days. Thanks for following along, and happy grilling!
How Do You Defrost Your Shrimp If It Is Frozen?
If your shrimp is frozen, you will need to defrost it before cooking. It is best to defrost shrimp in the refrigerator overnight, but you can also use the microwave if you’re short on time. Follow these steps to defrost your shrimp:
1. Set the frozen shrimp in a colander or strainer.
2. Run cold water over the shrimp until they are thawed.
3. Place the thawed shrimp in a bowl of ice water.
4. Let the shrimp sit in the ice water for 5 minutes.
5. Remove the shrimp from the ice water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
You can now cook the shrimp according to your recipe. Enjoy!
What Are Some Delicious Ways To Serve Grilled Shrimp?
Grilled shrimp are delicious on their own, or you can serve them with a variety of sides. I like to serve grilled shrimp with a simple salad, rice, or roasted vegetables. However, below are a few more ideas for delicious ways to serve grilled shrimp:
- Serve with a dipping sauce, such as garlic aioli, cocktail sauce, or tzatziki sauce.
- Serve on a bed of greens, like as spinach or arugula.
- Serve as a topping on a pizza or flatbread.
- Serve on skewers with vegetables, such as bell peppers or onions.
- Serve over pasta, such as spaghetti or linguini.
- Serve in a wrap or sandwich.
- Serve on top of a salad.
- Serve with roasted potatoes.
- Serve with rice and beans.
- Serve with quinoa or other grain.
- There are endless possibilities for serving grilled shrimp, so get creative and enjoy!
How To Make Grilled Shrimp With No Grill?
If you don’t have a grill, then you can still make delicious grilled shrimp! There are a few other ways that you can cook shrimp without a grill, such as using a stovetop grill pan or an oven-broiler. Let’s go over how to make grilled shrimp using each of these methods:
Stovetop Grill Pan:
1. Preheat your grill pan over medium-high heat.
2. Season your shrimp with salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings.
3. Lightly coat the grill pan with oil.
4. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are opaque and slightly charred around the edges.
5. Remove from grill pan and serve immediately.
1. Preheat the oven to the broil setting.
2. Season the shrimp with salt, pepper, and any other spices you like.
3. Line a baking sheet with the foil and lightly coat with oil.
4. Remove the shrimp from the bag, separating any that are joined in pairs. Position them on a broiler pan and broil.
5. Serve immediately after removing the pan from the oven.
Both of these methods are easy and produce delicious grilled shrimp. Give them a try next time you’re in the mood for seafood!
FAQs About Grilled Shrimp!
Q: How Do You Grill Shrimp Without Them Sticking To The Grill?
A: The best way to prevent your shrimp from sticking to the grill is to make sure that they are properly seasoned and that the grill is properly oiled. You can also use a grill basket or foil to prevent sticking.
Q: What Temperature Should I Grill My Shrimp At?
A: The ideal temperature for grilling shrimp is medium-high heat. You want the grill to be hot enough to cook the shrimp properly, but not so hot that they will burn.
Q: Can I Marinate My Shrimp Before Grilling?
A: Yes, you can marinate your shrimp before grilling them. Marinating them will add flavor and help to keep them moist while cooking. Just make sure not to marinate them for too long, or the acid in the marinade will start to cook the shrimp.
Q: What Kind Of Shrimp Should I Use For Grilling?
A: You can use any type of shrimp for grilling, but I recommend using large or jumbo shrimp. They will be easier to cook evenly and will not dry out as easily.
Q: Do I Need To Remove The Shell Before Grilling Shrimp?
A: It is best to remove the shells before grilling shrimp. This will help them to cook evenly and prevent them from sticking to the grill.
Q: Can I Grill Frozen Shrimp?
A: Yes, you can grill frozen shrimp. Just make sure that they are melted thoroughly before cooking. It is also a good idea to pat them dry with a paper towel so that they do not stick to the grill.
Q: What Should I Serve With Grilled Shrimp?
A: There are many things that go well with grilled shrimp. Some of my favorites include roasted potatoes, rice, and beans, quinoa, or a salad.
Q: How Do I Store Grilled Shrimp?
A: Grilled shrimp can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Q: Can I Reheat Grilled Shrimp?
A: Yes, you can reheat grilled shrimp. Just make sure do not overcook them, or they will become tough. The most useful mode to reheat them is in the oven or on the stovetop.
Q: How Do I Know When Grilled Shrimp Are Done?
A: The best way to tell if grilled shrimp is done is to check them for doneness. You also use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. Shrimp should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whether you’re a novice or an expert grill master, I hope you find these tips helpful for making grilled shrimp. If you have any inquiries about the process, be sure to check out the website GrillCharms where I have plenty of resources to help make your next cookout a success. Thanks for reading, and happy grilling!