Easy Weeknight Meals- Crispy Grilled Shrimp

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This is a  quick and  light  recipe  for  an easy   weeknight  meal  or   for a  quick lunch .   Pair   these  shrimps   with  a quick  salad   and   crusty  bread and   voila  dinner  is  ready !.

Crispy Grilled Shrimp

I like  to   make  these   with  fresh   shrimp ,  but  you  could   use   thawed frozen shrimp as  well.  Leave the shells on. Check out  the   step  by  step  pictures and the recipe .

Crispy Grilled Shrimp

I like  to use  easy peel shrimp  for  this  recipe.   Use  the  large  varieties.   These  here are  cleaned , heads removed and deveined.  If  using   whole  shrimp  remove  the  heads ,  and using a  sharp kitchen  scissors cut  across  the  back to remove  the  intestines (the  black  vein)  . Do not  the  remove  the  shell.


Time  to make  the  marinade – mince or  grate  the  garlic  fine ,  finely chop the  parsley and  mix  these   with chili flakes, salt  lemon juice  and  oil  .

Gently pull the  shell a little  away from  one  side and  push  a  little of  the  marinade  in. Press it  close .  Repeat on  the  other side. Repeat  with the remaining pieces of  shrimp . Set aside .  The  shrimp  does  not  need  to be  marinated  for  long,  a  few  minutes  is  all that it  takes.

Turn on the  grill  and  set  the  temperature  to  high . Once  it  is  hot (at least  medium high) Place the  shrimp on the  grill pan   and  grill  a few minutes  3 to 4 on each side .

Remove  from the  grill and  let  rest   for  a  few  minutes . Serve  warm   with  a  side  salad  and  crusty bread  . Or  rest  for a   few  minutes  and  remove   from  the shell   and  serve  with  pita  bread.

Crispy Grilled Shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Quick and easy crispy grilled shrimp, grilled with the shells on makes them stay juicy and flavorful .
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Syama
  • 1 lb Easy Peel Shrimp 1/2 Kg
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt To Taste
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili Flakes To Taste
  • 4 Tbsp Finely Chopped Parsley
  • 1/2 Lemon Juiced
  1. Finely grate the garlic using a micro-plane. Mix all the ingredients except shrimp together to make the marinade. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  2. Take one shrimp and carefully push open one side of the shell and place a little bit of the marinate inside, and press back to close . Repeat for the other side . Do the same for the remaining shrimp.
  3. Heat the grill pan or outdoor grill till it is medium hot .
  4. Place the shrimp on hot grill and grill for about 2 minutes each side . When done the shrimp will shrink a bit and change color . Serve warm .
Recipe Notes

To serve these off the shell , wait for 5 minutes after the shrimp is taken off the grill and peel off the shell.


Crispy Grilled Shrimp

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