Peel & Eat shrimp always takes me somewhere warm and somewhere along the beach. I spend those long Minnesota winters imagining myself eating fresh shrimp in between sips of a salty corona and white sand beneath my toes. Winter is long gone, but I have yet to see the ocean so I can only think of the next best thing.

I’ve had some amazing salt & pepper shrimp before so that is where I wanted to go with this. So flavorful that cocktail sauce isn’t even given a thought. The marinade is simply olive oil, salt & pepper and then the shrimp were grilled, making them so good and so reminiscent of the beach that I could almost feel the sand beneath my toes.

Peel & Eat Shrimp - 2 servings

  • 1 lb peel-on jumbo shrimp
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Toss shrimp with olive oil and salt & pepper. Heat grill to medium-high. Place shrimp on grill and grill for about 3 minutes per side until shrimp is cooked through. Grind a little more pepper on if desired.



26 Comments (Reply )

  1. Erika (Dr.TriRunner)
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 9:36 am

    All the shrimp I’ve eaten thus far in my life (which would only be the last two months…) have been pre-peeled for me. :D But I see these huge prawns at CostCo that still have their little leggies attached, and wonder if I could try them out.

    I will say I’ve made up for a lot of lost time in my shrimp eating though – I have shrimp just about every time for our employee dinner at the TF. So good!

    Q: If you have to peel the outsides away, don’t you lose a lot of the flavor you had from the salt and pepper? Or is it absorbed through the cooking?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Jun 07, 2010 @ 10:42 pm

      You know, you would think that you would lose all the flavor, but you don’t, it is definitely there!

      Reply

  2. Erika (Dr.TriRunner)
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 9:36 am

    All the shrimp I’ve eaten thus far in my life (which would only be the last two months…) have been pre-peeled for me. :D But I see these huge prawns at CostCo that still have their little leggies attached, and wonder if I could try them out.

    I will say I’ve made up for a lot of lost time in my shrimp eating though – I have shrimp just about every time for our employee dinner at the TF. So good!

    Q: If you have to peel the outsides away, don’t you lose a lot of the flavor you had from the salt and pepper? Or is it absorbed through the cooking?

    Reply

    • anutritionisteats
      Jun 07, 2010 @ 10:42 pm

      You know, you would think that you would lose all the flavor, but you don’t, it is definitely there!

      Reply

  3. actorsdiet
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    my mom used to always peel my shrimp for me. that’s the last time i ate a bunch of shrimp! i’m pretty lazy.

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  4. actorsdiet
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    my mom used to always peel my shrimp for me. that’s the last time i ate a bunch of shrimp! i’m pretty lazy.

    Reply

  5. mary beth hughes
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

    this reminds me of the “Houlihan shrimp boil”! It’s peel and eat shrimp at its best. They are boiled in seasoned water along with veggies and cloves of garlic for hours. Pour on to a table line of newspaper and enjoy. We will have to give it a try sometime!

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  6. mary beth hughes
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

    this reminds me of the “Houlihan shrimp boil”! It’s peel and eat shrimp at its best. They are boiled in seasoned water along with veggies and cloves of garlic for hours. Pour on to a table line of newspaper and enjoy. We will have to give it a try sometime!

    Reply

  7. Dan
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    I could use some of that sand under my feet right now. PE here I come.

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  8. Dan
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    I could use some of that sand under my feet right now. PE here I come.

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  9. Michelle
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    yum….I could eat shrimp every single day!

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  10. Michelle
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    yum….I could eat shrimp every single day!

    Reply

  11. Dawn (HealthySDLiving)
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 3:17 pm

    Ugh I looooooooove shrimp! My dad made some that were amazing this weekend-lotsa garlic! Mmm!

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  12. Dawn (HealthySDLiving)
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 3:17 pm

    Ugh I looooooooove shrimp! My dad made some that were amazing this weekend-lotsa garlic! Mmm!

    Reply

  13. eatmovelove
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

    I’ve only had fried shrimp…mmm…

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  14. eatmovelove
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

    I’ve only had fried shrimp…mmm…

    Reply

  15. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

    You just reminded me that I have some shrimp in my freezer that I need to cook! I don’t usually buy the shrimp with the shell still on it, but this looks so good I think I need to!

    Reply

  16. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

    You just reminded me that I have some shrimp in my freezer that I need to cook! I don’t usually buy the shrimp with the shell still on it, but this looks so good I think I need to!

    Reply

  17. Lori
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 6:05 am

    There is nothing like shrimp on the coast. Any coast, really. Just give me a large body of water, beach and seafood! These look great.

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  18. Lori
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 6:05 am

    There is nothing like shrimp on the coast. Any coast, really. Just give me a large body of water, beach and seafood! These look great.

    Reply

  19. Tut
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    let’s go to THAT beach and eat some shrimp!

    Reply

  20. Tut
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    let’s go to THAT beach and eat some shrimp!

    Reply

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