Simplest Grilled Shrimp

Simplest Grilled Shrimp

Here is the easiest way to grill shrimp. It can be done on a gas or charcoal grill, with skewers or a grill basket or without. Whichever method you use, remember that shrimp cook quickly, particularly when they’re peeled. Larger shrimp are better for the grill.
  • Total:
  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Build a medium-high fire in a charcoal or gas grill, making sure that the grate is clean and clear of debris. (Shrimp will stick to a dirty grate.)
  2. Step 2

    If you like, thread the shrimp onto skewers. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Rub them lightly with olive oil, and place the shrimp on the grill directly over the heat. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until lightly golden.
  3. Step 3

    Flip the skewers and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Take care not to overcook. Remove to a plate. A squeeze of lemon over the shrimp might be nice.