One of the easiest and delicious recipes is here for you. And the most interesting part of this recipe is that grilled shrimp can be served with anything you want, any side, any wrap or salad and more.
So collect all the ingredients and get going.
- 1 lb shrimp with shells (medium size)
- Ground pepper
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Olive oil
- Basil, for garnishing
To start with first pre heat the griller to high heat. Rinse and clean the shrimps and then cut the shrimps lengthwise without discarding the shells, as they would help keep the shrimp tender while grilling. Brush the shrimps with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder onion powder. When done with seasoning the shrimp, start grilling them. For two minutes on each side, until the shrimps seem to be opaque and the shells are pink in color. At the last step, place lemons on the grill and the heat will cause the lemon juice to come out and spread a bit over all the shrimp pieces. And they are ready to be served. Remove them from the indoor/outdoor grill and transfer to the platter. And add some basil leaves on the top to garnish it.
To make them spicy, you can use soya sauce, hot pepper sauce, and some dry mustard. And while making spicy shrimps, combine all the ingredients in a bowl except the shrimps. When mixed well, add the shrimps and leave them for at least 2-4 hours so the marinate settled well. After leaving them aside for the desired time, take the shrimps out, discard the extra marinade and put them on the skewers and grill them in the above same way. If you use frozen shrimps, to defrost them fast, put them in cold water for about 5-10 minutes.
Also, an interesting garlic butter sauce can be prepared and served with the shrimps which will add amazing flavor to it. For this, combine garlic, pepper, and butter. Cook this over medium heat and occasionally stir for about 10 minutes. Add some parsley in it and continue to stir for about another 5 minutes. When done serve hot with the grilled shrimps.
To give extra flavors and texture to your shrimp, you can add few more things into the marinate. You can use cumin powder, chili powder, and tomato ketchup. This gives shrimps more spicy flavor. And of course, you can toss with the shrimps some salads or some amazing wraps to enhance the dish more and complete it to a whole making it a full course dish.
No need to worry if you don’t own a griller at home, tasty shrimps can be cooked easily on the gas stoves also.
It is as easy to cook as it seems to be with nothing to do much. All the ingredients are easily available with no difficulties in making. This dish can be served as an amazing starter or entree.