Monday, May 25, 2009

Grilled Shrimp

It's grilling season! Time to fire up the fun and enjoy the summer sizzle. Instead of going with the same old burgers and dogs, put a twist on a boring old BBQ and grill some delicious shrimp. Whether you serve them up as an appetizer or a main course, your guests will be impressed. Just:

1. Peel and de-vein a pound of shrimp.

NOTE: You can also grill your shrimp in the shells and serve them peel and eat style. The shells definitely rev up the shrimpy flavor, but the peeling can be messy. It's up to you.

2. Chop four garlic cloves and put the garlic in a bowl.

3. Add olive oil and red pepper flakes to the bowl.

4. Pat your shrimp dry with paper towels. Salt and pepper them.

5. Chop parsley or cilantro (whichever you have fresh) and add it to the mix.

6. Pour marinade over shrimp.

7. Marinate for at least a half an hour.

8. Start grill. When you have a high heat, put shrimp on grill.

9. Once they turn pink and curl up, flip them. Should only be about 2 or three minutes.

10. Cook on other side until pink and firm.

11. Remove from grill and enjoy!

So, what's your favorite summertime food to grill?



  1. I LOVE shrimp! This looks amazing!

  2. They look so lovely! Yummie!

  3. Looks tasty. How do you keep them from falling through the grill?

  4. Hey Sitting Duck, the shrimp won't fall through unless they're itty bitty guys. Just get large shrimp and you'll be good to go.

    But if you're worried, there are also grill grates and baskets you can buy that have smaller holes and are designed for veggies and shrimp.

    But if you're going to buy one one of the grates, go to a Ross or TJMaxx/Marshalls type of store. They always have them and they're super cheap. If you get one at a Macys or Crate and Barrel or whatever they're ridiculously overpriced.


  5. OK, good to know. Thanks!

  6. um..YUM! so glad I found your blog! I love healthy, easy and cheap eating! Who doesn't?

  7. Boy do the shrimp look good!! I am checking out your cauliflower recipe for tonight for company!