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It is grilling season and I am all over this Easy Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp.
Lemon and garlic are the perfect match for this recipe!
Easy Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp
This recipe is really more about the lemon and garlic than it is about how to grill the shrimp.
That is because the garlic and the lemon are what make the shrimp even better when made on the grill.
Grilled shrimp really is a fun thing to grill.
Because shrimp is unique, as in not hot dogs or hamburgers, it is a nice alternative. However, you could also enjoy your grilled shrimp with your hot dogs and hamburgers as well.
Shrimp on the grill works best with a bit of help.
Because nobody really wants their shrimp to fall through the grill’s grates, we use something to hold it up. In the case of this recipe, I use wooden skewers. You can find inexpensive wooden skewers online here.
I also have a few other similar recipes that you may like to make.
- Sugar Free Cajun Style Grilled Shrimp.
- 3 Cheese Lobster Macaroni and Cheese.
- Easy Beer Can Grilled Chicken.
The recipe for Easy Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp
If you ask me, the larger the shrimp the better when it comes to grilling. Larger shrimp seem to do better than smaller shrimp when it comes to staying in place and holding on to the moisture.
Here is what you will need to make this recipe.
- Shrimp- 2 pounds uncooked yet, cleaned and deveined.
- Lemon Juice- 1/3 cup.
- Lemon Zest– 2 teaspoons.
- Garlic- 4 cloves minced.
- Olive Oil- 1/3 cup.
- Green Leaf Seasonings- this would include cilantro, oregano, parsley etc.- 1/3 cup total (can combine or simply use one kinds as long as it adds up to 1/3 cup total).
- Seasonings- salt, pepper, hot peppers, and/or a mixture. as long as it totals 2 teaspoons. My choice for seasonings… Trader Joe’s that you can buy online.
How to make Easy Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp
We will start by making a marinade. To have additional marinade left for serving with the shrimp, simply double your marinade ingredients and then save half in a separate container for later use.
- Clean and prep your shrimp for use. I rinse mine under cool water as I clean it. Leave the tails on for easier eating. While you clean your shrimp have your wooden skewers soaking in cold water.
- Prepare your marinade. In a glass bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, zest, garlic, and olive oil.
- Add the green leaf seasonings whisk and the need the remaining seasonings, whisking between additions.
- If you have doubled your marinade for serving later, be sure to remove some now and place in a glass or similar jar in the refrigerator.
- Pour the whisked marinade over the shrimp, saving about 1/4th of it for grilling. Then cover the shrimp with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before grilling.
- When you are ready to grill the shrimp, insert each skewer into three or four shrimp (per skewer depending on the size of your skewer). Be sure to insert the skewer from tail to head as well.
- Discard the remaining marinade that the shrimp had been soaking in.
- Preheat your grill to medium heat after lightly oiling the are that will be used for grilling your shrimp.
- Place each skewer on to the grill and brush with the 1/4th marinade that you had set aside earlier.
- Cook on each side for 3-5 minutes or until shrimp turns opaque.