Sweet, tender shrimp take just minutes to make on the grill. That's what I'm talking about! How to grill Shrimp Skewers for a quick and easy weeknight meal! This meal couldn't get any easier or any more delicious!
Let me show you some quick shortcuts and you'll be making these shrimp kabobs for dinner tonight!
How to Grill Shrimp Skewers
One of the reasons I love shrimp is because it's such an easy weeknight meal and tastes just delicious! I have several great shrimp recipes on the blog - Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp and Garlic Shrimp, and Cajun Baked Shrimp - YUM!
When I'm grilling just about any protein, I try to keep it simple. Olive oil and seasoning, perhaps some sauce at the end - your choice!
Easy Grilled Shrimp Skewers
My first tip for making this is a simple meal is to purchase shrimp that has been shelled and deveined. Keep it easy-peasy!
My second tip is kinda silly but my market sells peeled, deveined shrimp that have already been skewered and they are just a buck! Is that crazy or what? $4.00 and we have the main dish for our dinner!
These are perfect for a meal, great for appetizers and delicious over a salad - seriously you can't go wrong!
Grocery List for Grilled Shrimp Kabobs
- peeled, deveined shrimp
- olive oil
- grill seasoning
- non-stick coating
Shrimp Kabobs on Grill
Tips for Purchasing and Grilling Shrimp
- buy shrimp on the day you're going to use it
- it should smell like the ocean - not fishy or spoiled
- refrigerate it prior to grilling
- rinse and pat dry before putting on the grill
What should grilled shrimp look like?
One of the biggest mistake people make with shrimp is overcooking it. When properly the tails of the shrimp will be pink and the flesh just slightly white. Overcooked the flesh will be bright white and the shrimp will be rubbery.
Cooked shrimp will curl into a little C shape.
Is it better to grill shrimp with shell on or off?
I don't think it makes a different in flavor and frankly it's much easier to deal with when you're enjoying your meal when the shells are already removed.
Is shrimp supposed to be chewy?
It's easy to overcook shrimp. It just takes minutes per side. Shrimp shouldn't be chewy or dry. They should taste sweet, flavorful and moist.
Easy Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe
Steps to Grill Shrimp Skewers
Preheat the grill.
Rinse the shrimp, pat dry and skewer.
Brush the shrimp with olive oil.
Sprinkle with seasoning.
Grilled for 5-7 minutes total, turning once during grilling.
What to serve with grilled shrimp
- Asparagus are easy to make and go so well with the grilled shrimp. Learn all the tips for how to grill asparagus here!
- Deviled Egg Potato Salad - creamy and tangy, this is a family favorite!
- Slow Cooker Baked Beans - packed with great flavor, baked beans go with any meal!
- Easy Strawberry Shortcake would be perfect for dessert!
More Shrimp Recipes to try!
- Shrimp Scampi Linguine Recipe
- Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp
- Grilled Shrimp Nicoise Salad Recipe
- Spicy Thai Noodle Soup with Shrimp
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How to Grill Shrimp Skewers
- 1.5 lb. shrimp
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp grill seasoning
- non-stick coating for grill
- Preheat the grill to 350 degrees.
- Rinse shrimp, pat dry. Skewer the shrimp.
- Prepare the shrimp skewers by brushing lightly with olive oil.
- Sprinkle the shrimp with seasoning.
- Grilled the skewers 5-7 minutes total, turning once during grilling.