Grilled shrimp is a delicious seafood favorite that is almost foolproof to make. The results are always delectable, making it a great choice for a quick and easy meal. Shrimp is versatile seafood that can be cooked in various ways, but grilling is one of the best ways to highlight its natural flavor.
How to make Grilled Shrimp
When properly cooked, shrimp are tender and juicy with a slightly smoky flavor from the grill. To make grilled shrimp:
- Start by marinating the shrimp in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs.
- Grill the shrimp over medium-high heat until they are cooked through.
- Serve grilled shrimp with a simple salad or your favorite sides.
They also make a great appetizer or main course. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just yourself, grilled shrimp are sure to please.
Serves: 6 Prep Time: 15 Cooking Time: 5 5
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
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1 large clove of garlic
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 wedges of lemon, for garnish
Preheat a grill to medium heat.
Crush garlic and salt together in a small bowl with a fork. Mix in paprika and cayenne. Stir in olive oil and lemon juice to form a paste.
Combine garlic paste and shrimp in a large bowl and toss until the shrimp are evenly coated.
Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill shrimp until opaque, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving dish, garnish with lemon wedges and serve.
If you don't have coarse salt, use 1 teaspoon of table salt instead.
Per Serving: 164 calories; protein 25.1g; carbohydrates 2.7g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 230.4mg; sodium 585.7mg.
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