Grilled shrimp skewers recipe is great for cookout, big gathering and any entertainment at home.
Total Time: 28-30 Minutes
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Active Cook Time: 8-10 Minutes
You will not believe how affordable and easy this shrimp recipe is. If you choose to eat healthy, this is also a great dinner for a family of four.
My family L.O.V.E. shrimps. 3 pounds are actually not that much. It just perfectly fits everything on the grill. If you want to have surf and turf, cook the steak first (refer to my perfectly grilled steak recipe). When the meat is resting, grill the shrimps.
Buy whatever is on sale in the supermarket to make this grilled shrimp skewers recipe. Make sure that they are the same count to guarantee same cook time on the grill.
I learned my lesson in a hard way. First time when I made this grilled shrimp skewers recipe, I threaded 6-7 shrimps with one skewer. Everything worked out fine until I flipped the skewers over to the other side. Well, the shrimp spin on their own. Can you imagine standing next to a hot grill and struggling with the spinning shrimp?
So, I used double skewers next time. Well, it did the trick. All the shrimp stay in place no matter how I turned the skewers.
It may take a bit longer to thread through the shrimp. But it is so worth it. Less headache and frustration later.
I use the long skewers. Each is about 9" long. There are different lengths in the market. If you find the shorter length works better, go for it. Just bear in mind that there will be more flipping. As long as it is ok with you, why not?
Using skewers helps when you have a big crowd and guests. Everybody can just grab and move on to the next plate.
To make this shrimp recipe crazily quick, use a grill basket. All you need to do is to marinate and cook.
3 pounds Frozen 21-25 count Shrimp (thawed; it takes about 8 hours to thaw in room temperature for that amount of shrimp)
1 hipping tablespoon Coffee Rub (it can be any other dry rub of your choice)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4-1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
2 tablespoon Canola Oil
20 Long Skewers (each set of double skewers can hold 6-7 shrimp)
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