Grilled Garlic Shrimp

If you want an unusual and tasty way to cook shrimp, then this Grilled Garlic Shrimp is perfect for you. The garlic and the shrimp mix wonderfully to give a dish that’s a hit meal for any dinner.


12 jumbo tiger shrimp/prawns, OR 15-18 large shrimp/prawns, preferably with shells still on

Galic Sauce:

4 Tbsp. soy sauce

4 Tbsp. oyster sauce (I like Golden Dragon Brand)

1 Tbsp. fish sauce (available by the bottle at all Asian/Chinese food stores)

2 Tbsp. loosely packed brown sugar

6-8 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbsp. lime juice

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (can be omitted for very mild shrimp) 

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- Mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Set sauce aside.

- To Grill the Shrimp in their Shells: you'll want to open the shrimp/prawns so they lie flat in their shells on the grill. Leaving the shell in place, hold the prawn in your hand, so that it curls   naturally into your palm. Or hold the prawn on a cutting board.

- Using a sharp knife, make a cut from the start of the tail (leave tail on), through the middle of the "belly" and down to the end of the prawn.

- Now turn the prawn over on your cutting board (so that its back is facing up). Use your palm to flatten it out by pressing down (gently). When you're done, the prawn should lie fairly flat   (don't worry if the shell loosens slightly).

- Place the prawns in a flat-bottomed bowl or dish. Pour over the garlic sauce. Allow prawns to marinate in the sauce while you warm up the grill.

- Place shrimp directly on the grill. 

- Baste the prawns the first time you turn them with a little of the left-over sauce from the bottom of the bowl. Grill 3-5 minutes each side. Prawns are done when the flesh turns from         translucent to pinkish-white (the shells turn a very attractive bright pink).

- Serve immediately. Note the shell actually makes them easier to eat (a nice finger food!). OR plate them up, adding fresh lime (or lemon) wedges on the side and a sprinkling of fresh   coriander. Equally excellent on their own or with rice.

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  • Thank you chelsey for this post on Grilled Garlic Shrimp that was made on the Electric Grill. The recipe over here you shared is really good and impressive, I would love to try this recipe out soon though, keep sharing.
  • I am actually gonna try this recipe very soon. As soon as I receive my Camp-chef grill which I ordered online, I will definitely make this meal. I am sure it will be as delicious as it seems in the picture.

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