Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
Jumbo Shrimp on the Grill. Robert Ingelhart
  • 16 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
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This is a delicious herb marinated grilled jumbo shrimp recipe. The secret to grilling shrimp is to keep a close eye on them. Shrimp cook fast enough for you to keep the lid up and an eye on them at all times. Overcooked shrimp are rubbery so take them off the second they are done.

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/2 pounds/1.2 kg jumbo shrimp
  • marinade:
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 shallot, diced
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL dried basil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL salt

How to Make It

1. Peel and de-vein shrimp and place in a resealable plastic bag. Mix remaining marinade ingredients together and pour mixture pour over shrimp. Seal bag and allow to marinate for 1-2 hours.

2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Right before placing shrimp on grill, oil grill grates well.  Make about four passes to create a non-stick surface. 

3. Remove shrimp for bag and discard marinade. Place shrimp of grill and allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until they appear pink and firm all the way around.

Remove from heat and serve immediately

4. Depending on the style of your grill it might be easier to thread these jumbo shrimp onto skewers before grilling. Place about 4-5 shrimp onto each skewer and cook as instructed.