Lemon Ginger Grilled Shrimp Recipe
Grill the lemon ginger grilled shrimp 3 to 4 minutes per side or until opaque. Baste with remaining reserved sauce. If you want more color on your shrimp, you can add 1 tablespoon of BBQ sauce to your mixture.
- 3 lbs jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
- ½ C olive oil
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- ¼ C lemon juice
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic peeled
- 2 TB grated ginger root (the tube of ginger from the produce isle works great)
- 2 TB cilantro
- 3 TB Grilla AP Rub
- 12 to 15 skewers depending on shrimp size and how many you put on each
To save some time and effort, use a blender or food processor and add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, cilantro and rub and blend until smooth. Reserve a small amount of this mixture for final brushing. Take the rest and pour into a dish and add the shrimp, toss to coat and then cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Preheat Grilla to about 250 degrees. Thread the shrimp on the skewers. Make sure to thread through the tail and head area to keep them secure. Keep them all laid out the same direction to allow for flipping of the skewers. Throw away remaining marinade.
Grill shrimp 3 to 4 minutes per side or until opaque. Baste with remaining reserved sauce. If you want more color on your shrimp, you can add 1 tablespoon of BBQ sauce to your mixture.
Using Pellet Smoker Shrimp in Tantalizing Ways
While you can serve up your ginger grilled lemon shrimp as-is, the shrimp can be used in plenty of other recipes. In fact, barbecued shrimp from the wood pellet smoker grill has a place in any number of dishes.
Want some tips for using our ginger shrimp recipe as a basis for a delicious protein ingredient? Here are some ideas:
- Create your own Asian-inspired fish tacos featuring lemon-ginger grilled and smoked shrimp. They go beautifully when wrapped in a soft taco shell with crunchy bok choy shreds, carrot pieces and a nice peanut and soy sauce.
- Make enough extra grilled lemon shrimp to put on tomorrow’s lunch. Grilled shrimp will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least a day or two. They add character to homemade salads and improve the nutritional value of a lighter meal.
- Incorporate some grilled lemon shrimp into homemade macaroni and cheese off the smoker grill. The cheesy, mellow flavor of the mac and cheese pairs deliciously with the tangier barbecue shrimp.
- Cut up the shrimp and mix with mayonnaise, diced celery, sliced Vidalia onions and some extra lemon and ginger seasoning for a one-of-a-kind picnic salad or sandwich spread.
- Serve pellet smoker grilled shrimp on top of a seared steak. Consider them a protein-packed topper that everyone can enjoy.
The question is not whether you should dive into this ginger shrimp recipe, but when you can snag the opportunity to make something everyone will rave about. Get the tastiest, freshest, plumpest shrimp you can find and try barbecuing those shrimp ASAP. Shrimp grills fast, so be sure to play the role of Grilla babysitter to avoid overdoing these gems from the sea.