Paleo grilled shimps are one of the best foods for people who have taken up paleo diet. Not only do they taste great, they are also easy to make.
All you need is a grill, some seasoning, some sauce, some olive oil and a few skewers and you can prepare your own grilled shrimps in no time.
One of the best things about paleo grilled shrimps is that they are very versatile. Unlike other paleo recipes, you have many options to choose from, and because they are easy to make, you can experiment with as many recipes as you like.
You can spice them up with cayenne peppers and paprika, or if you prefer something sour, marinade them with lime.
If you have a special marinade for your other paleo recipes, you can try that as well.
For now, though, we’ll just cover the basics.
Although there are a lot of things that you can do with grilled shrimp, it’s important to focus on the basics first before moving on to more complex recipes. So if you would like to know how to prepare your paleo grilled shrimp then here’s what you need to do.
The recipe we’re discussing now is a basic one, and will use a fairly simple marinade. The prep time for this recipe will only take around 15 minutes, and 2 hours for marinating. The cooking time only requires 5 minutes or so. Once finished, you should have enough to serve two to four people.
So let’s start with the main ingredients which is about 1 pound of shrimps, that usually amounts to 21 to 25 Pieces.
Additionally, you can also make them a little interesting by seasoning them with 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley or serve them on top of several pieces of lettuce, but these added ingredients are purely optional.
The marinade, though, is a little more complicated. There are all kinds of marinades for grilled shrimp. Some of them sweet and spicy, others sour. Since we’re interested with the basics, our marinade will only require the following ingredients:
• 1/3 Cup of High Quality Virgin Olive Oil
• 1/4 Tablespoon of Sea Salt
• 1/4 Tablespoon of Ground Black Pepper
• 1/2 Tablespoon of Dried Oregano
For equipment, you will only need the following items:
• Mixing Bowl
• Measuring Spoons
• Measuring Cups
• Bamboo Skewers
• Chef Knife
• Cutting Board
• A Good Grill
First of all, you will need to measure all your marinade ingredients using your measuring cups. Use your measuring spoons if you need them. Once they’re ready, put all of them in your mixing bowl and then mix them together with your whisk.
Next, add the shrimps one by one into the bowl, cover it and then put it in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. Stir the bowl every 30 minutes or so to make sure the marinade coats both sides of the shrimps.
Once they’re ready, oil the shrimps on both sides using the olive oil. Be thorough, and use high quality olive oil if you can afford it. High quality olive oil has several benefits. Not only can it make the shrimp taste better, it can also keep the shrimps juicy and prevent the shrimp from drying up.
After you’re finished oiling the shrimps, it’s time to heat up the grill. While this is happening, you should prepare the wooden skewers in water and allow them to soak there for 10 minutes. After that, skewer 4 to 6 shrimps per stick.
Then it’s time to put your shrimps into the grill. The smaller your shrimps, the higher the heat should be. Also, try to get the shrimps to sizzle, and be sure to close your grill while, the shrimps are cooking. This will trap the heat, which will help to bring out the taste of the shrimps.
Grill one side for about 2 1/2 minutes, and after the first side is cooked, flip all the skewers over and cook the other side for another 2 1/2 minutes. If the shrimps’ look pearly white then they are fully cooked and ready to be served.
If you’re serving the shrimps during a gathering or special event, season them with some parsley or serve them under several leaves of lettuce. If you want to try some special sauce go ahead.
Kendrick is a part-time cooking blogger who loves to share his experiences and knowledge about cooking at FuriousGrill. He enjoys barbecue with his family and friends and tries to provide only the most useful tips, tricks and recipes.
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