Grilled Shrimp


  • 1 - 1 1/2 Pound(s) Uncooked Shrimp
  • 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground Pepper
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil

Step 1

Start by pre-heating your grill to about 400-500 degrees F. I like to cook my shrimp on the same day of purchase. Prior to grilling, I devein and peel my shrimp. You can grill your shrimp with or without the tail (I prefer without). Place your deveined/shelled uncooked shrimp into a small glass bowl.

Step 2

Once all of your shrimp are in the bowl, it's time to give them a little flavor by sprinkling your salt, pepper, rosemary, melted coconut oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice all over the uncooked shrimp. Stir and head to the grill.

Step 3

Now it is time to cook your seasoned shrimp. You have a few grilling methods to choose from: You can thread your shrimp on a metal skewer, you can use a water soaked wooden skewer or you can simply place them directly on the grill. I mostly choose the “directly on the grill” method.

Step 4

Now it is time to grill your shrimp. Place each of your shrimp soldier-like directly onto your heated grill. Plan to cook your shrimp about 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on the size of your shrimp (the bigger the shrimp, the longer it takes). Once you start seeing your shrimp turn a pinkish color and slightly curl up, you can start flipping those babies over and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Your shrimp will turn a pinkish/orange color when grilling is complete. The inside of your shrimp should be white and opaque.  Be careful not to overcook the shrimp or else it will become tough.


Step 5

Take the shrimp off the grill, place in a glass container and give another squeeze of your fresh lemon over your cooked shrimp and enjoy!

NJAPP Tip: Purchasing jumbo or colossal-sized shrimp make grilling easier, but it cuts down your portion size. I prefer the regular sized shrimp because you are able to eat about 8-9 shrimp per serving rather than 5-6 jumbo shrimp. In this case, more is definitely better. Enjoy!