How to Bake or Grill Shrimp

Updated on September 18, 2018
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Easy shrimp on skewers are seasoned, baked and lightly broiled for a tasty seafood meal.
Easy shrimp on skewers are seasoned, baked and lightly broiled for a tasty seafood meal. | Source

Healthful Eating With Best Cooking Method

Shrimp is an extremely popular choice of shelled seafood of the crustacean family. Whether fried, sauteed, broiled, grilled, or baked, most people love shrimp, unless they are allergic to it or it is against their religion to consume it.

Depending on method of preparation, shrimp is either really bad for you or really good for you. Frequent consumption of fried shrimp or shrimp drenched in melted butter, heavy creams, and sauces high in sodium can take away from the nutritional value and benefits.

Shrimp also has a higher level of cholesterol than other seafood. For those who are watching their cholesterol levels, eating too much shrimp is also not a good idea.

Cooking method is key to preparing and eating a healthier shrimp meal. To ensure eating of a healthy seafood meal that includes shrimp, cooking method has to be taken into consideration.

This recipe uses spices and other ingredients that are known to promote good health. This special combination includes turmeric, cayenne, ginger, garlic and olive oil. Choice of ingredients coupled with cooking method, ensures a healthful and tasty meal.

Nutritional Benefits

Shrimp is best eaten broiled, grilled, or baked, without a lot of added salts and fats.

The main nutritional benefits of shrimp, depending on preparation, are as follows:

  • Low in calories
  • Low in saturated fats
  • No carbohydrates
  • High in protein
  • Excellent source of amino acids, vitamin C, vitamin B-12, omega fatty acids, iron, and selenium

This recipe has all the elements of a healthy seafood dinner, using the bake/broil cooking method.

In addition to the ingredients, you will need:

  • 2 medium size bowls (one for thawing and one for seasoning)
  • one covered dish to marinate shrimp
  • one small baking sheet or shallow baking pan
  • 3 metal skewers

Cook Time

Prep time: 50 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 58 min
Yields: Two Servings 7 to 8 shrimp per person

Ingredients for Savory Seasoning Blend

A combination of savory seasonings creates a tasty shrimp meal.
A combination of savory seasonings creates a tasty shrimp meal. | Source

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (14 to 16) Jumbo deveined shrimp, easy-peel, raw frozen or fresh
  • 2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Spike Salt-Free Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian herbs seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Goya Sazon (without annatto)
  • Cayenne pepper (pinch)
  • 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Red wine vinegar
Thaw frozen shrimp in cold water or use fresh shrimp.
Thaw frozen shrimp in cold water or use fresh shrimp. | Source

Peeling Method

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Peel shrimp carefully and leave the tail.
Peel shrimp carefully and leave the tail.
Peel shrimp carefully and leave the tail.

Thawed, Peeled and Cleaned

Peeled and cleaned jumbo shrimp is ready for seasoning.
Peeled and cleaned jumbo shrimp is ready for seasoning. | Source

5-Step Easy Recipe

  1. Place frozen shrimp in a bowl of cold water to thaw in the refrigerator earlier in the day or overnight. Discard water after thawing (or if using fresh shrimp), peel, and replace in bowl. Leave tails on shrimp as shown.
  2. Rinse well with cold water and lemon juice. Make sure to use cold water when thawing, peeling and rinsing raw shrimp. Hot water will begin to cook shrimp by turning it pink immediately.
  3. Put shrimp in a clean bowl and add dry seasonings, one at a time, tossing each time to evenly distribute. Add olive oil and red wine vinegar. Stir to create marinade. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place shrimp onto skewers as shown from tail end to top end. Place skewered shrimp onto baking pan. Use edges of baking pan to raise skewers for best results. Set aside. Prepare desired quick side dishes at this time before putting shrimp in oven as they cook very fast.
  5. Place shrimp into 450 degree oven (toaster oven works well). After 3 minutes, turn each skewer. After another 3 minutes, turn oven dial to broil. Broil shrimp for another 2 minutes. Serve shrimp immediately by gently removing from skewers onto plate, paired with sides. This recipe is great for the grill as well.

Preparation

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Skewer shrimp from tail to top.
Skewer shrimp from tail to top.
Skewer shrimp from tail to top. | Source
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Serving suggestion includes rice pilaf, and sauteed spinach with sliced garlic, olive oil, and sea salt. | Source

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      • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

        Janis Leslie Evans 

        2 years ago from Washington, DC

        Wonderful aesta1! They are perfect as appetizers, very tasty, too. Thank you for finding this hub and trying this recipe. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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        Mary Norton 

        2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Will definitely try this. I plan to have shrimp appetizers for thanksgiving, so finding this recipe is timely.

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        3 years ago from Washington, DC

        Great! I hope you like it and it turns out well. Thanks for visiting.

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        Akriti Mattu 

        3 years ago from Shimla, India

        Thank you for this post. I'll try the recepie some time and then get back to you.

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        4 years ago from Washington, DC

        You're welcome, suziecat7. Thank you for visiting and reading it.

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        suziecat7 

        4 years ago from Asheville, NC

        I love shrimp. Thanks for the great Hub and recipe.

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        4 years ago from Washington, DC

        I was surprised, too when I saw the amount on the package. Like everything else, it's all good in moderation. Thanks so much for your visit, wilderness. Let me know how it turns out.

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        Dan Harmon 

        4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

        As a shrimp lover from way back, this one is on the menu tonight.

        I will say it's interesting that shrimp is high in cholesterol; as a heart attack victim my cardiologist has recommended that shrimp be on the diet. Maybe it's the "good" cholesterol?

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        5 years ago from Washington, DC

        Absolutely, RTalloni. Thanks for stopping by.

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        RTalloni 

        5 years ago from the short journey

        An easy recipe for a meal that will delight guests--thanks!

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        5 years ago from Washington, DC

        Thanks for the visit. Enjoy!

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        poe9368 

        5 years ago

        Love shrimp. Your recipe sounds delicious. Will give it a try. Thanks.

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        5 years ago from Washington, DC

        Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.

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        Jason Benedict 

        5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida

        Hmm Bookmarked, going to try making these in the oven =) I love shrimp but I've always just cooked em in a pan.

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        5 years ago from Washington, DC

        Thank you much, moonlake. I appreciate that. Thank you for the visit.

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        moonlake 

        5 years ago from America

        These look delicious and your photos are so nice . I voted up and gave this five stars.

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        5 years ago from Washington, DC

        (Smiling) Thanks, Marcy. It is a different flavor that is yummy. Thanks for reading this one, hope you like it outdoors.

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        Marcy Goodfleisch 

        5 years ago from Planet Earth

        I love the combination of flavors you include (I need to use ginger more often!). Shrimp is one of my all-time favorites, so I will remember this one for summertime grilling or broiling. Yum!

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        5 years ago from Washington, DC

        Thank you much, appreciate the comment.

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        Dil Vil 

        5 years ago from India

        Nice recipe, good work!

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        5 years ago from Washington, DC

        I'm glad it appealed to you, Thelma. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

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        Thelma Alberts 

        5 years ago from Germany

        Yummy! I will definitely try this later. Thanks for sharing.

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        5 years ago from Washington, DC

        Hey Vicki, thanks! I hope it turns out well. Thanks for stopping by.

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        Vickiw 

        5 years ago

        That looks delicious! I will be sure to give it a try!

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        5 years ago from Washington, DC

        Hi rumanasaiyed,

        I hope you try it and like it. Still make your gravy on the side:-) Thank you for your comment, good to have you visit.

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        Rumana 

        5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

        Hi, Janshares,

        Your dish looks very yummy. BTW shrimp is my favorite seafood, but I just prefer to have it with gravy.

        I should now try your recipe too.

        Voted up useful and Shared!

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        5 years ago from Washington, DC

        Thanks, Vacation Trip, glad you liked it. You're very welcome.

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        Susan 

        5 years ago from India

        Wow. I love eating shrimp and this recipe is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

      • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

        Janis Leslie Evans 

        5 years ago from Washington, DC

        Great! You're welcome. Thanks for the visit.

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        Martin Kloess 

        5 years ago from San Francisco

        Thank you for this. And shrimp is on sale here.

      • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

        Janis Leslie Evans 

        5 years ago from Washington, DC

        You're very welcome, thanks.

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        SandCastles 

        5 years ago

        I'll try this recipe. thanks.

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        5 years ago from Washington, DC

        Thanks, Bill. I hope you enjoy it. Make your own adjustments for flavor, sodium, doneness, etc.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing and for sure we will be trying this.

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