Simple Grilled Shrimp with Vegetables

I am so excited to start grilling this summer and one of my favorite things has to be the simplicity of these perfectly grilled shrimp with vegetables. All you need is some lemon juice, dried or fresh herbs, red pepper flakes and good quality shrimp! Skewering the shrimp helps keep the shrimp in together and also cook evenly. Memorial Day is coming up and here is some inspiration for your backyard BBQ’s!

How to Perfectly Grill Shrimp
How to Perfectly Grill Shrimp

I’m starting the season off slow with grilled shrimp and I have to say I missed the amazing flavor that grilling adds to food!

My family loves to eat shrimp but  I was never sure the best way to grill it. I have a grill basket which works wonderfully for vegetables on the grill – not so much shrimp. You could put the shrimp directly on the grill but they may fall through – or if you have a lot of shrimp it can be difficult to manage. You could use a tinfoil pouch but you may not get those grill marks I crave…

The best way to cook Simple Grilled Shrimp with Vegetables is to skewer your shrimp then rub them with seasoned olive oil and cook them on the grill. The skewer keeps all the shrimp in place, they cook evenly, and makes it so easy to cook for a large crowd. If you are just starting your grilling season try these super easy grilled shrimp with lemon juice, it will be perfect.

Summertime Grillling
Grilling Shrimp

Serve your simple grilled shrimp with a grill basket stir-fry of green beans and mushrooms as well as some quartered bell peppers seasoned with salt and pepper. This meal could not be any easier, and that’s why I love it.

How to Grill Shrimp Perfectly

What you need:

  • 1 pound of cleaned and deveined large shrimp (tails on)
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • half a juice of a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound of trimmed green beans
  • a couple mushrooms sliced
  • 2 bell peppers cut into fourths

What to do:

  1. Wash and pat dry your shrimp and begin to skewer them by placing 4 shrimp per skewer in the same direction. (I did not soak my skewers because the shrimp only cook for a few minutes on each side – if you cook them longer they will be black and burn).  Makes about 6 skewers.
  2.  Season shrimp with salt and pepper both sides. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, red pepper flake and garlic powder. Use a basting brush and baste both sides of the shrimp liberally with olive oil mixture. If preparing a head of time then you can cover these and refrigerate for up to 1 hour.

    Summertime Grilling
    Grilled Shrimp
  3. Preheat grill to 400 degrees and prepare your vegetables. Toss the green beans and mushrooms with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. (I like to keep it simple)
  4. Quarter your bell peppers and brush with the remaining olive oil mixture that was on the shrimp.
  5. Leave the grill basket on the grill while it’s preheating and once hot place the green beans and mushrooms in the basket. Next place the bell peppers skin side down to get charred.  Put the other half of the lemon on the grill flesh side down.
  6. After about 5 minutes put the shrimp on the hot grill. Grill shrimp about 2 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  7. Remove the shrimp on to a serving platter and place the bell peppers and green bean mixture on the same plate. Squeeze grilled lemon on top of the shrimp and serve.
Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Platter
Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Platter

Happy Grilling!

~Hunter

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Roasted Shrimp with Feta

Roasted Shrimp with Feta, Fennel, and Breadcrumbs 

Roasted Shrimp with Feta

This dish is just amazing. It’s one of those things that sound just okay but once you make it the final product is so good! The feta adds a nice salty and creaminess with breadcrumbs for a crunch and fennel in replace of onion.

I first had this dish almost two years ago and have been thinking about making it ever since. I have had it in the back of my mind but every time I never ended up making it. Shrimp is a protein that I like to make for a nice meal on the weekends when I have a little extra time to enjoy it. However, Roasted Shrimp with Feta is really easy to make so you could definitely enjoy this on a weekday.

roasted shrimp with feta

The one thing I would do differently is use fresh bread crumbs. I used pre made because I didn’t have bread for fresh and it was easier to grab it out of cabinet. Next time, I think I will definitely try fresh.

If you love shrimp you need to try this dish. You can also make this for a small dinner party because it looks like it is really complicated but in reality is so easy. The recipe is from Barefoot Contessa and the episode Summertime Easy but I enjoyed the comfort that it brings in the winter. I would serve it with some jasmine rice and roasted asparagus.

Here’s What You Need:

  • 4 tablespoons good olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups medium-diced fennel
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds (16 to 20 per pound) peeled shrimp with tails on
  • 5 ounces good feta cheese, coarsely crumbled
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs (pulse day old bread in food processor)
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in an oven proof heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add the fennel and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, add the garlic and cook for additional 30 seconds.
  3. Add the wine and bring to boil let reduce by half. Add the tomatoes with the liquid, tomato paste, oregano, salt, and pepper. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. While the fennel sauce is cooking make the breadcrumb topping. Combine: breadcrumbs, parsley, lemon zest, 2 tablespoons olive oil. Put aside.
  5. Arrange the shrimp in a circle tales up and going the same way in one layer. Sprinkle the feta over the top of the shrimp. Top with the breadcrumb mixture in an even layer.
    roasted shrimp with feta
    roasted shrimp with feta
    roasted shrimp with feta
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until shrimp is cooked, and breadcrumbs are browned. Make sure you watch so breadcrumbs do not burn. I cooked mine for 15 minutes and let sit for 1-2 minutes. Squeeze juice of half a lemon over the top.
    Roasted shrimp with feta
  7. Serve with jasmine rice and roasted asparagus.

Enjoy!!

🙂