After grilling on a gas grill, the shrimp have a great flavor like they were grilled on charcoal. This recipe is also great with scallops (use two skewers so scallops will not roll). The grilled shrimp and scallops are good by themselves, in pasta, in salads, or fajitas.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 15 minutes.

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  • Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Chop garlic on a cutting board. Sprinkle kosher salt over salt and with the back of a large knife, smash the garlic on the cutting board to form a paste.

  • Heat garlic paste and olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat until garlic begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Skewer about 5 shrimp on each wooden skewer by piercing shrimp through the tail and the upper body. Season shrimp with kosher salt and pepper. Brush one side of the shrimp with garlic-infused olive oil.

  • Place shrimp oil-side down on the preheated grill and brush with more olive oil; cook until shrimp begins to turn pink and curl, about 4 minutes. Turn shrimp over and brush with olive oil again. Continue grilling until shrimp is opaque and pink all over, about 4 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; protein 18.7g 37% DV; carbohydrates 1.1g; fat 14.5g 22% DV; cholesterol 172.6mg 58% DV; sodium 299.1mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2016
1-30-2016 ~More often than not a great dish comes about from just a few simple, quality ingredients. Fish and seafood in particular, are best simply prepared with a light seasoning to preserve their delicate flavor. I prepared this as the recipe directed, although I skipped the step of heating the garlic and oil. I found the instructions to soak the skewers as well as the cooking time informative and spot on for the inexperienced cook who would appreciate them for eliminating the guesswork. I served this over linguine with clams and it was just what we were after - flavorful, sweet shrimp, simply seasoned and perfectly cooked. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2012
These need a little help in the flavor department. Lime? paprika? seafood seasoning? Something! They were certainly easy but overall lacking in flavor. Read More
(13)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
06/10/2012
These need a little help in the flavor department. Lime? paprika? seafood seasoning? Something! They were certainly easy but overall lacking in flavor. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2016
1-30-2016 ~More often than not a great dish comes about from just a few simple, quality ingredients. Fish and seafood in particular, are best simply prepared with a light seasoning to preserve their delicate flavor. I prepared this as the recipe directed, although I skipped the step of heating the garlic and oil. I found the instructions to soak the skewers as well as the cooking time informative and spot on for the inexperienced cook who would appreciate them for eliminating the guesswork. I served this over linguine with clams and it was just what we were after - flavorful, sweet shrimp, simply seasoned and perfectly cooked. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2016
Fantastic I used a grill basket They came out perfect Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2016
Perfection...easy and great tasting. I let the oil cool and then marinated the shrimp in it until I was ready to grill for maximum flavour. I added some freshly chopped parsley for colour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2019
Paprika and Old Bay seasoning tweak it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2020
This is really good. I’ve made it twice already. I made no changes to the recipe. I’ll be making this again. Thank you Raye Bradley Read More
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