Marinated Grilled Shrimp

These marinated grilled shrimp were beyond tasty. Beyond fantastic. The marinade adds so much flavor to each and every bite. And the dipping sauce? Perfect. This dish reminded me of an amped-up peel-and-eat shrimp boil. We both enjoyed these shrimp tremendously.

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

It’s hard to think of anything I’d change when making these marinated grilled shrimp. Maybe I’d just say it makes one serving, because I certainly could’ve eaten more. I grilled up a few pieces of bread for soppin’ because I knew that the dipping sauce was going to be great long before I even made it.

Also try my easy grilled Cajun shrimp.

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

I recommend doubling the dippin' sauce and serve with some grilled bread for soppin'!
Course Appetizer or Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 387kcal

Ingredients

For the shrimp

  • 1 pound large shrimp shelled, deveined tails on or off

For the marinade

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 clove garlic minced, smashed

For the dipping sauce

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce or your favorite hot sauce

Instructions

For the marinade

  • Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a large plastic bowl.
  • Add the shrimp, stir, cover, and refrigerate 3-4 hours, turning the shrimp once.

For the dipping sauce

  • Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to low and keep warm until ready to serve.

For the shrimp

  • Fire up your grill for direct cooking, 400 F or higher.
  • Remove the shrimp from the marinade (reserving the marinade!), shaking off any excess.
  • Place on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until done, constantly basting with the marinade.
  • Remove and serve with the dipping sauce.

Notes

You can cook the shrimp directly on the grill or skewer them first.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 347mg | Sodium: 2984mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Grilled BBQ Shrimp in Oyster Shells

It’s not that I needed any more cookware (or grillware). But I couldn’t help myself when I came across stainless steel oyster shells. I love seafood, and I figured hey, I really need to learn more seafood recipes, so why not get some shells and get to it?! Well, by golly these shells are just fun to cook in and I’ve found myself making super-awesome dishes, like these grilled BBQ shrimp. The shrimp cook up perfectly. And oh, the sauce. The sauce is just insane. The shrimp soak up some of that great buttery herby flavor. The rest of the soakin’ is up to you. Pick up the shell and drink it up, or dip a piece of nice crusty bread in it for a few seconds to sop it up. Man, it’s great!

Grilled BBQ Shrimp in Oyster Shells

If you like a bit of a kick, add just a pinch (a small pinch) of red pepper flake on top of the shrimp just before cooking. Don’t go crazy with it, the stars of the show are the perfectly cooked shrimp and fantastic sauce.

Don’t make the mistake I made and only purchase 12 stainless steel oyster shells. Everything I’ve made in them has been so yummy that I’ve always found myself craving more. And for more I’d need more shells. So get extra and you won’t be in the same boat.

Grilled BBQ Shrimp in Oyster Shells

Well, by golly these shells are just fun to cook in and I’ve found myself making super-awesome dishes, like these grilled BBQ shrimp. The shrimp cook up perfectly.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 82kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp I used 20-24 count
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tablespoons beer
  • 12 stainless steel oyster shells

Instructions

  • Note: You can make the butter mix in a small saucepan on your grill or on your indoor stovetop, whichever you prefer.
  • Peel and devein the shrimp. Leave the tail shells on if desired.
  • Fire up your outdoor grill for direct cooking over high heat.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. And remaining ingredients except shells. Stir.
  • Bring mixture to a slow simmer and let simmer until reduced by half, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Place 2 shrimp into each SOS shell. Place the shells on the grill. Cook until the shrimp begin to turn pink on the outside, 4-5 minutes. Baste each shell with 1 tablespoon of the seasoned butter mixture.
  • Caution: The butter will flame up when added, which gives the shrimp a smoky flavor. Cook just until the shrimp are done, 3-5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

You know those eating contests you see on TV sometimes? Like the one with the hot dogs, where they eat 200 hot dogs in 5 minutes or something? Why hot dogs? Why not these much-better can’t-stop-eating crazy-good spicy bacon-wrapped shrimp instead? Heck, I’m up to an eating challenge with these little delicious morsels. You sit down with a plate of these and 5 minutes later you’re thinking… where’d they go? And… do we have more?

Don’t let the ‘spicy’ in spicy bacon-wrapped shrimp scare you off. They aren’t scary spicy, not by any stretch. They have just the right amount of kick to them. And a bit of smokiness from the bacon. And a tad bit of sweetness thanks to the brown sugar. If you want to skip the chipotle powder you can, but you might want a bit of color so add a little paprika in it’s place

Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Don't let the 'spicy' in spicy bacon-wrapped shrimp scare you off. They aren't scary spicy, not by any stretch.
Course Appetizer or Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 429kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled, and deveined
  • 7 slices bacon cut into thirds
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon chipotle powder plus more if desired

Instructions

  • Wrap each piece of shrimp in a piece of bacon. Secure with a toothpick.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar and chipotle powder. Stir until the brown sugar has dissolved.
  • Brush 1/3rd of the the butter mixture over the shrimp, reserving the remainder.
  • Fire up your grill for direct and indirect cooking.
  • Grill the shrimp over indirect heat for 5 minutes per side. Move to direct heat then brush with half of the remaining butter mixture.
  • Cook a few more minutes until the bacon is almost done. Brush with the remaining butter mixture and cook another minute or two.
  • Remove and serve.

Notes

You can also cook the shrimp in a 400 F oven. Place under the broiler the last few minutes to brown the bacon.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 341mg | Sodium: 1256mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 661IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.