Shrimp on the Grill


Shrimp on the Grill with herbs and spice

Over the weekend our son was visiting for the 4th, and I wanted to surprise him with some of his favorite meals.  Beginning with this recipe, Shrimp on the grill using fresh herbs, spice and infused olive oil.

I cook with fresh herbs as often as possible. Since we've been on the road this hasn't always easy; I often settle for dry and it's not the same y'all.  

This shrimp recipe was the perfect fit for fresh oregano, and this is easy to make. I recommend beginning with fresh shrimp because frozen are often dry tasting.

I grill with wood but if you’re a propane griller that works too.

Recipe Ingredients

      • 2 plus pounds of shrimp
      • Drizzles of Chive infused olive oil.
      • ¼ cup chopped white onion
      • Seasoning to taste – I used Saltgrass Seven
      • Fresh Oregano 3 to 4 stems
      • Fresh lemon or lime juice – about two wedges

Put Together, Grill and Enjoy

For grilling my go to product is foil because this means fewer dishes afterwards.  I basically take three sheets and connect by curling up the edges.

Then rinse the shrimp in clean water, drain and add to the foil.  Drizzle infused olive oil over the shrimp and sprinkle with seasoning.  Now add chopped onion and fresh lemon or lime juice from two wedges.

At this point I lightly fold these ingredients together and take 3 or 4 stems of fresh, washed oregano and sprinkle over the top then add a little more seasoning.

Take this to the grill, cover and cook for 4 minutes and then come back to fold again and cook for another 3 minutes or less.  Time will depend on how hot your grill is but once light pink they should be done, just don’t overcook.

For us this was a meal made in heaven because we eat pretty simple, but you could easily serve with a salad or steak. 
Shrimp on the grill with fresh herbs, spice and infused olive oil will be on our menu at least once a week through the summer.  The shrimp are fantastic when you live this close to the gulf.