Monday, 9 June 2014

How to grill shrimp or prawns

Recently got some Fresh tiger shrimp from the local market. Luckily, once you buy in the local market you could request for it to be pre-shelled and deveined and this means much less work for you. To differentiate between prawns and shrimp could be slightly difficult as they are quite similar except for some little differences i.e shrimp are smaller while prawns are larger, shrimp have two tails while prawns have three and a host of others.
To grill shrimp or prawns properly, it's best to place them on skewers to make them easier to control. Didn't use skewers for this and therefore had a tough time adjusting the shrimps and picking up the ones that fell on the grilling sheet. Shrimp are best grilled quickly but not over too high heat and also, the worst thing to do is overcook shrimp as this makes it dry and also lose its flavor. 

How to grill shrimp/prawns
• Prep time:
15 mins + marinating time
• Cook time: 6 mins
• Meal type: Appetizer / Side dish



Ingredients:::
• 300g Tiger shrimp/prawns (Pre-shelled & Deveined)

For the marinade:
• ½ tsp. freshly ground chili pepper
• ½ tsp thyme
• ½ lime juice
• salt to taste
• 3 tbsp. Vegetable oil


Directions:::
Step 1: Wash the shrimp properly and set aside.

Step 2: Mix the chili, thyme, lime juice and salt together in a bowl and gently pour in the shrimp. Mix to incorporate then leave to sit for about 15 mins.

Step 3: Place the shrimp on the grilling rack and gently glaze with vegetable oil


Step 4: Cook in a pre-heated grill for 2-3 mins on each side. They'd turn pink once cooked.


Serve hot alone as an appetizer or with a meal



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21 comments:

  1. Nice. Nice that you gave a tip on what you didn't do right too. That was cute.

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  2. Never thought of adding lime juice b4

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    1. Though optional, it does give it a nice taste

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    2. hi
      great blog. I'm thinking of trying this recipe. can I use lime essential oil?

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  3. Anonymous11:37 am

    Yummm. U're really good girl! Really impressed with your blog and honestly I must say that I haven't seen any Nigerian food blog as good as yours. From what I see, your kitchen is clean which is hygienic and I Iove the way you make food/drinks attractive.

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    1. Awww!!! Thanks Anon! *Blushing* :)

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  4. Anonymous11:39 am

    Quick question Dobby. Do you have a school or some place where you teach people how to cook? Or some sort of training? I'm really interested.

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    1. Hi Anon, for now i don't have a school but that's definitely on the blueprint :)

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  5. I am hungry already, guess I will try this someday.

    www.molarabrown.com

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    1. you'd enjoy it. Do keep us posted ;)

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  6. These look scrumptious. Thanks for creating this wonderful post :)

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    1. Thanks filipino food :)

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  7. Specially Made4:25 pm

    Babe u are gOod..keep the gud work up. And God bless u

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    1. Thank you specially made, God bless you too :)

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  8. Esther10:47 am

    Thank you and God bless you. I enjoy every bit of it. You are indeed wonderfully made

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    1. Glad it turned out fine esther...Thanks for the feedback.

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  9. Chai this babe! Can I come and live with you? *drooling*

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    1. you are welcome to come and live with me :D

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  10. Pls dobby draling,where can 1 gt d lime juice as in wot kind of store can 1 gt it...hop u gt d question

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    1. Hi kikelola, i've really not seen lime juice pre-packed here in Nigeria. To get the juice, simply buy fresh lime from the local Nigerian market and squeeze out the juice

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