Grilling Shrimp on a Weber Gas Grill
Grilling shrimp is a popular barbecue method for these crowd-favorite shellfish. They cook quickly and need little prep, making them a great appetizer or summer meal.
Mix cleaned shrimp, olive oil, garlic, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes together to marinate. Thread the shrimp onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water first). Place on clean grill grates and grill until pink with opaque flesh, about 2-3 minutes per side.
Weber Grilled Shrimp Recipe
In just a few minutes you can grill up some perfectly seasoned and over the top delicious shrimp. Using a simple marinade and a few other key tips, it’s easy to achieve this succulent seafood delight in your own backyard.
For this recipe, we recommend you buy extra large shrimp as they will hold up better to the heat of the grill. They are also more likely to fit on your skewers and won’t fall through the gaps. Also, leaving the shells on adds so much flavor to the dish and also helps protect the delicate skin from the brutal flame of the grill.
Another tip is to make sure you always soak your wooden skewers before using them to grill with. This is a crucial step to help prevent them from going up in flames on the grill.
Lastly, it’s important to know how long to grill your shrimp so they are cooked through but not overcooked. The best way to check this is to look at the tails of the shrimp – they should curl into a C shape when they are fully cooked and ready to be removed from the grill. Overcooked shrimp will have a rubbery texture. To avoid this, always keep an eye on your shrimp as they cook and remove them once the tails start to curl.
Grilling Shrimp Skewers
There’s something special about gathering friends around a grill, smelling the aroma of sizzling food, and enjoying a few drinks in the sunshine. Weber gas grills are a great option for getting that experience in the comfort of your backyard or balcony.
Weber is known for their quality grills that are sturdy, durable and easy to use. They’re not the cheapest, but they also don’t have crazy high prices like some other brands do. The brand offers a wide range of options that can fit into different budgets.
Whether you’re looking for a basic open cart grill or something with more features like a side burner and sear station, there’s something for everyone. Weber even has a line of smart grills that have built-in Wi-Fi and can be controlled remotely with an app on your smartphone.
If you’re new to grilling, we recommend starting with a two-burner model in the Spirit series. They’re affordable and still feature the powerful GS4 grilling system, making it easy to get comfortable with using a gas grill. The compact open cart design and practical folding side table make them a good choice for smaller spaces. We also love that they come with a tuck away arming rack to keep your platter, seasoning and tools within reach.
Grilling Shrimp on Gas Grill
The smoky flavor of the grill pairs perfectly with the tangy spices in this grilled shrimp recipe. You can serve these delicious shrimp as a starter, appetizer, or main course. They’re even better with a side salad and some sliced lemon wedges for garnish.
This recipe is easy to make and requires very little prep. The secret to good grilled shrimp is to marinate the shrimp for about 30 minutes and not to overcook them. Overcooked shrimp have a rubbery texture. To test if your shrimp are cooked through, pull one out of the grill and look at it. If the flesh is pink and firm, it’s ready. If it is bright white, it’s overcooked.
To grill shrimp, you will need a large chimney starter filled with charcoal briquettes and a gas grill. Turn all burners to high and heat the grill until the top coals are completely covered with ash and the bottom burners are hot, about 10 to 15 minutes. Clean and oil the cooking grate and then add your shrimp skewers. Cook the skewers for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until a light char is achieved. These grilled shrimp are over-the-top good and they are quick to prepare, making them perfect for busy summer evenings.