Grilled Shrimp
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Author: Clifford A. Wright
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
  • 16 super-colossal shrimp (about 8 to a pound), shells and/or heads left on
  • Olive oil for brushing or drizzling
  • Salt
  • Five 8-inch wooden skewers
  • A brush made of rosemary sprigs (optional)
  • Lemon wedges
  1. Prepare a hot charcoal fire or preheat a gas grill for 15 minutes on high.
  2. Skewer the shrimp in their shells through the top part of the body and the tail. Brush the shrimp in olive oil and salt to taste. Place on the grill and cook for 7 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove from the grill and crush very lightly with a rolling pin or heavy object to make the shells easier to remove.
  3. Continue grilling the shrimp for another 7 minutes, brushing or drizzling with olive oil when necessary, and using the rosemary brush if desired. Serve the shrimp in their shells with lemon wedges.
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