Easy Weeknight Meals- Crispy Grilled Shrimp

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 !.

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 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Crispy Grilled Shrimp

Quick and easy crispy grilled shrimp, grilled with the shells on makes them stay juicy and flavorful .


EasyPeel Shrimp - 1 lb (1/2 Kg)
Garlic Cloves - 3 Large
Salt - 1/2 Tsp (To Taste)
Olive Oil - 2 Tbsp
Chili Flakes - 1/2 Tsp (To Taste)
Finely Chopped Parsley - 4 Tbsp
Lemon Juice - 1/2 a Lemon


Finely grate the garlic using a micro-plane. Mix all the ingredients except shrimp together to make the marinade. Taste and adjust seasonings.

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.

Heat the grill pan or outdoor grill till it is medium hot .

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 .


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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