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Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

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Best Grilled Jumbo Shrimp.  Learning how to grill jumbo shrimp on skewers with an outside grill may be easier than you might think!  Grilling jumbo shrimps by this method allows their natural flavors to mingle along with hints of lemon and olive oil.  The resulting taste is amazingly delicious! 

From Spain to Turkey, all Mediterranean peoples grill their jumbo shrimp using this basic method, thereby creating the BEST tasting grilled jumbo shrimp ever!

 

We enjoy grilling outdoors all season long.  My sister and I learned some of our grilling skills from our loving father, who enjoyed grilling outdoors for his family. 

Liz still enjoys making her best-grilled shrimp and scallop kabobs, along with her grilled zucchini to go with it.  And sometimes, I prefer grilling indoors, like my grilled balsamic chicken salad.

 

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp by 2sistersrecipes.com

Nowadays, grilling outdoors happens to be one of my husbands’ passions.  His favorites are meats and fresh seafood like London broil steak grilled to perfection, and grilled whole branzino.

But this recipe for grilled jumbo shrimp happens to be one of my husband’s best!

 

 

Best Grilled Jumbo Shrimp…

  • The best-grilled jumbo shrimp starts with cleaning the shrimp properly. 

  • Easy to grill and they are grilled perfectly!  With a few tips to adjust your outside grill to cook these shrimps to perfection!

  • Only need 2 ingredients to make them delicious tasting. 

  • Their fresh flavors explode with every bite.

  • They’re grilled on a raised level, not directly sitting on the grill, to avoid overcooking and charring. 

  • It’s the Mediterranean way of cooking these shrimps.

 

grilling shrimp kabobs n an outside grill. by 2sistersrecipes.com

How to Clean Jumbo Shrimp? 

1.  First, rinse the shrimp under cold water for a few minutes. 

2.  Use a pairing knife to help pull out the vein in the spine of each shrimp and discard them.  Leave skins on.  They will protect the shrimp from burning and drying out.

3.  Next,  snip off only their tails and clip or pull the little fins off from each shrimp.  Then submerge the shrimp in a bowl filled with cold water to give them a final rinse.  Drain in a colander.  

4.  Once the shrimp has been cleaned and drained they are ready to grill. 

5.  Using good quality metal skewers to skew the shrimps one next to each other.

 

Here’s a GREAT TIP! 

If you have a Costco nearby, you’re in luck!  You can find and purchase these jumbo shrimps at Costco, as I did today.   

The best thing – they come already deveined and with their skins left on.  Perfect for this recipe!  Fresh fish markets might also offer shelled shrimp already deveined. 

Raw shrimp on skewers on a plate. by 2sistersrecipes.com

NEXT, How to prepare your grill to cook jumbo shrimp?

Whether you use a gas grill or charcoal grill, this is the “best method” to grill these jumbo shrimps.

To prepare the grill, you will need two bricks and a fire-proof grilling rack to place over the bricks (as shown in our photos).

  • First, place 2 bricks onto your outside grill, and place a safe rack onto the two bricks.  This elevates the shrimp while cooking in order to prevent the shrimp from burning.

  • Next, turn on the heat to “HIGH” – close the lid of the grill to heat for a few minutes. 

 

A photo of shrimp kabobs placed onto a grill set over two bricks. by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Ingredients Needed for Best Grilled Jumbo Shrimp…

What you need to grill jumbo shrimp:

  1.  2 to 3 pounds of jumbo shrimp – shells left on, deveined and rinsed

  2.  extra virgin olive oil  – to drizzle over the shrimps 

  3.  3 to 4 lemons – cut in halves

 

 

 

*Full recipe card below!

How to Grill Jumbo Shrimp?

1.  Using good quality metal skewers to skew the shrimps one next to each other.

Quick Note: If you plan to use wooden skewers, you will need to soak them in water for at least 15 to 30 minutes.  But we prefer metal skewers.  Wooden skewers tend to burn and fall apart while grilling.

2.  Place the skewers onto the elevated grill.  Close with the cover of the grill, for 7 to 10 minutes.

3.  Then open the lid, use kitchen tongs to turn over each skewer.  Close the lid for another 7 to 10 minutes.

4.  Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice over the skewers while grilling. 

Fresh lemons on a blue paper dish, and a photo of drizzling olive oil over the shrimp on the grill. by 2sistersrecipes.com

5.  Turn them over one last time for additional 3 minutes and then turn again for additional 3 minutes.  Then remove from the grill. The shells should have a bright red-orange color.

6.  Squeeze an additional lemon, and a light drizzle of olive oil over them before serving.   

Yields: 5 to 6 servings

Then at the table with each serving, remove shrimps from the skewers, peel off their skins, and add additional lemon over shrimp and enjoy! 

 

 

A white plate with a Jumbo Shrimp Kabob and a lemon. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Extra Items we used to grill these shrimps…

What to serve with grilled jumbo shrimp?

Serve grilled jumbo shrimp over a bed of steamed rice, or couscous and a green salad on the side, and dinner is done. 

ENJOY!!

 

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Yield: 5 to 6 servings

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

grilling shrimp kabobs n an outside grill. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp are easy to make, delicious tasting, and fun to eat for the whole family! Grilling jumbo shrimps with a simple drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice is all you need to get all their natural flavors along with hints of lemon and olive oil. Makes outdoor entertaining a pleasure!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 pounds of jumbo shrimp (about 17 to 19 shrimp) - deveined and rinsed
  • extra virgin olive oil - to drizzle over the shrimps
  • 3 to 4 lemons cut in halves

Instructions

    How To Prepare Your Outside Grill:

    1. You will need two bricks and a fire-proof rack to place over the bricks.
    2. First, place 2 bricks onto your outside grill, and place a safe rack onto the two bricks. This elevates the shrimp while cooking in order to prevent the shrimp from burning.
    3. Next, turn on the heat to "HIGH" - close the lid of the grill to heat for a few minutes.

    Grilling Jumbo Shrimp:

    1. Using good quality metal skewers to skew the shrimps one next to each other.
    2. Quick Note: If you plan to use wooden skewers, you will need to soak them in water for at least 15 to 30 minutes. But we prefer metal skewers. Wooden skewers tend to burn and fall apart while grilling.
    3. Place the skewers onto the elevated grill. Close with the cover of the grill, for 7 to 10 minutes.
    4. Then open the lid, use kitchen tongs to turn over each skewer. Close the lid for another 7 to 10 minutes.
    5. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice over the skewers while grilling.
    6. Turn them over one last time for additional 3 minutes and then turn again for additional 3 minutes. Then remove from the grill. The shells should have a bright red-orange color.
    7. Squeeze an additional lemon, and a light drizzle of olive oil over them before serving. Then at the table with each serving, anyone can add additional lemon over shrimp once they remove their shells.
    8. Yields: 5 to 6 servings

    Notes

    Depending on the size of your outdoor grill, the time to cook the shrimp will vary. You will know when the shrimp is fully cooked when the shells have an orange-reddish color and the meat is completely "snow-white" color.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    5 to 6 servings

    Serving Size:

    3 to 4 jumbo shrimps

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Protein: 18g

     

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    Happy and Healthy Grilling  ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo Anna and Liz

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    6 Comments

  1. Reply
    Susan
    August 5, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Those grilled shrimp look amazing! What a delicious summer meal and we love shrimp!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      August 5, 2021 at 4:38 pm

      They turned out fantastic! Try this method and see how it works out for you. Don’t forget to let me know. Thanks so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Reply
    sherry
    August 1, 2021 at 5:56 am

    how delicious! if only my hubby ate them … but sadly i have to eat them on my own when out .

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      August 1, 2021 at 10:51 pm

      I hear you, Sherry! Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Reply
    Chef Mimi
    July 31, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Such beautiful photos. These shrimp are so enticing!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      August 1, 2021 at 10:54 pm

      Aw, thanks so much, Mimi. Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

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