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There’s just something about grilled shrimp skewers - it instantly adds sophistication to any BBQ party or meal. Just imagine the mouth-watering, red-orange splash of color coming from grilled skewered jumbo shrimp. Yum!
These can be served by themselves, along with other seafood favorites, or as part of a surf and turf meal. One of the problems you might face is that there may never be enough for everyone - especially if you follow along with the grilled shrimp recipes that we’re going to talk about in this blog. Get ready to be the proud chef behind these simple dishes that effortlessly steal the show, leaving everybody wanting more.
In this article, we’ll take you through the steps on how to purchase, prepare, and grill these irresistible fruits of the sea. Keep reading and we’ll talk about four, that’s right, FOUR grilled shrimp recipes that are sure to be crowd favorites.
BUYING THE BEST SHRIMP FOR GRILLING
Let’s first go through the basics. The most important thing is you need to make sure you are buying from a reputable source. Unknown to most, shrimp can actually be used to measure the level of water pollution since pollutants can accumulate easily in the animal. So for health reasons, the source of the shrimp is the first vital consideration.
When buying, it is definitely preferable to look for fresh, unfrozen, raw, and unpeeled shrimp. Then again, there’s also the option of purchasing peeled and deveined shrimp. This latter option may be best if you are pressed for time. There may not be much significant health benefits from deveining shrimp but it does help with aesthetics - especially in larger varieties of shrimp where the vein tends to be more prominent.
This leads us to our next point: the size of the shrimp. Arguably, larger shrimp varieties (jumbo or colossal) do better on the grill. They are less likely to get overcooked and are more aesthetically pleasing. Whichever size you choose though it is best practice to skewer shrimp when cooking them on the grill no matter how big they are. It’s not just to keep the shrimp from falling through the grill, it’s to make it easier for you to turn them over on the grill when needed. This is important because shrimp can easily get overcooked. Besides, who wants to struggle using the tongs and possibly damaging the soft shrimp meat?
GRILLED SHRIMP RECIPES: FOUR DELECTABLE MARINADES
In this section we will showcase four exciting grilled shrimp recipes that will make your BBQ the talk of the town. With these recipes, you won’t even need sauce for your shrimp anymore.
Before diving into these recipes remember these tips to make shrimp the easiest part of your next barbecue:
Shrimp - like most seafood - should only be marinated for 30 minutes
Remember to peel shrimp before marinating to ensure intense flavor
If your skewers are thin, consider using 2 to keep your shrimp from flopping around
Marinade recipes in this article are for 1 lb. of shrimp