This grilled shrimp recipe is a perfect go-to summer dish! The shrimp can marinate, grill, and be on plates ready for enjoyment in just 30 minutes. The marinade provides tangy and spicy flavors of choice. The marinade is estimate to take less than 10 minutes to prep, and the shrimp is to grill for 5 minutes in total. Serve this dish as an appetizer to other summer dishes or as part of a main dish to everyone’s enjoyment!
Here are the simple ingredients you need for this simple but delicious grilled shrimp recipe:
- Marinade or Seasonings and oil: Undoubtedly, there are a number of premade marinades for shrimp available at grocery stores. Whereas this recipe uses 15-min Lawry’s Hawaiian marinade. You can also make your own seasoning marinade with your preferred herbs and spices (fresh or powdered garlic, paprika, black pepper, etc.). If you choose to make your own marinade, make sure to also add olive oil to the seasonings before using it to cover the shrimp. Oil will help keep the shrimp from drying out and give it that juicy texture. Your own marinade may also need more time to marinade, but no more than 30 minutes.
- Shrimp: Purchase peeled and deveined shrimp; or, peel and devein shrimp on your own.
Here are some shrimp marinades that you can make if you prefer home-made marinades over store-bought ones:
- Garlic Grilled Shrimp
- Spicy Grilled Shrimp
- Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp
- Garlic Lime Grilled Shrimp
- Marinating process: If you use your own seasonings: mix the seasonings and oil into a paste and toss with the shrimp and coat them evenly and equally. If you use store-bought shrimp, marinade simply pour onto the shrimp and toss until you coat them evenly. Marinade the shrimp for no more than 30 minutes because over-marinating the shrimp may cause the shrimp to cook from the acidity in the marinade.
- Grill: Heat the grill over medium heat. If you use a grill grate, slightly oil it to prevent shrimp from sticking to it. If using skewers, additional oil is not needed.
- Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side. Jumbo shrimp and larger sizes will need more time to cook. You’ll know that the shrimp is fully cooked when it turns pink and slightly firm to the touch. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp as it will result in an undesirable rubbery and chewy texture.
- Take your grilled shrimp off the grill and enjoy!
Shrimp is suitable for a variety of taste preferences and used in a variety of different cuisines. Grilled shrimp may be enjoyed as an appetizer with a dipping sauce or paired with a rice dish and choice of garden salad or grilled veggies for a full and delicious meal!
Are you a shrimp lover looking for more shrimp recipes to try? Try out this delicious shrimp tempura recipe!
The Best Grilled Lawry’s Hawaiian Shrimp Skewer Recipe
- 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 cup shrimp marinade store-bought or home-made based on preference
- Combine marinade with peeled and deveined shrimp. Set aside and allow to marinate for a maximum of 30 minutes.
- Preheat grill to medium heat.
- If using skewers, thread the shrimp; If using the grill, oil the surface to prevent shrimp from sticking to it.
- Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side*. Keep an eye on them so they turn slightly pink and don't overcook.