Shrimp On The Grill – Easy, Fast And Delicious

Shrimp On The Grill – Easy, Fast And Delicious

If you are looking for a weeknight, quick and easy meal or just a different, tasty grilled meal, shrimp is the answer for you. If you haven’t tried shrimp on the grill yet, it is a definite must.

Few Steps to Grilled Shrimp:

1. For the best possible results, buy fresh shrimp on the day that you plan to grill them. Shrimp thaw quickly and can go bad even more quickly. Make sure that you buy either jumbo or colossal sized shrimp for easier grilling.

2. Shrimp can be grilled with or without their shells. I like to peel the shrimp prior to grilling. Remove all of the shell except for the part that is around the tail of the shrimp. Removing the shell will allow the marinade to penetrate the meat and give the shrimp more taste.

3. Devein the shrimp by using a small, sharp knife to cut down the back of each peeled shrimp. Pull out the back vein while washing the shrimp under cold water. The vein is noticeable in jumbo or colossal shrimp.

Shrimp on Cedar Plank

4. Give the shrimp flavor in the marinade of your choice. My favorite is just a simple brush of olive oil on the shrimp with some salt, pepper and squeeze of lemon.

5. Thread your shrimp on a skewer for easy grilling. You can use a wooden skewer  or metal skewer, both options work well.

Shrimp on Skewers

6. Now it is time to grill the shrimp. Preheat your grill to 350-450F and set it up for direct cooking. Grill the shrimp over direct, medium heat for 5-7 minutes, turning the shrimp halfway through the process. The outside of the shrimp should turn a nice pink color when it is cooked while the meat inside should be white and opaque. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp or else it will become tough.

Take the shrimp off the grill and it is time to enjoy!


What are your thoughts? (4)


Ralph L

I BBQ Jumbo shrimp quite often and I prefer to keep the shell on. It comes off very easy when they are done. Pay close attention not to overcook as they will indeed get rubbery.


Andrew M

Tried this last night, in the past my shrimp has been dry and a bit overcooked. Now with your help it was great. Made 12 shrimp on skewers and all were gone before the mail course was touched. Thank you


Alycia from Weber

Hi Andrew! We are so happy to hear you liked the recipe. Thanks for letting us know!


Cameron M

This is a great recipe, I gave it a go tonight (03 Oct 15) and it worked a treat.

This has made the FAV list for my house, that's for sure.


Alycia from Weber

Hi Cameron!
Thank you so much for letting us know. We are thrilled to hear you tried it and it was a big success. We love shrimp on the grill – easy and it tastes great. Grill on!


Mike T

Very good information and agreed. I often skewer my shrimp, after I marinade them and try and use medium size shrimp at least. Good Stuff and a favorite!


Alycia from Weber

Thank you for your comments on our blog. We are so glad to hear that you enjoy grilling shrimp like we do. It is a definite favorite. What are some of your go to marinades for shrimp? Thanks again and grill on!


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