Shrimp Grilling Recipes with an Italian Flair, Two Styles!

We have some fun shrimp grilling recipes here using variations of using one simple butter sauce for very different presentations. The is the quick and fast recipe, a fun and casual shell on shrimp recipe and a great Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp Recipes that is a great appetizer as well as entrée!

For these shrimp grilling recipes, I use very large shrimp for this size U-15 which means under 15 per pound. 16 to 20 size works to and may be a bit less expensive.

Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Butter

1 Whole Head of Garlic

2 Tablespoons Fresh Rosemary Chopped Fine. If Rosemary is unavailable Oregano or Basil are good, but just about any fresh Herb will work.

1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 Teaspoon Black Pepper freshly ground

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

1/8 Lb Butter softened

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Of course, this is not just a shrimp grilling recipe, it is great to have extra of to keep in the freezer for a quick grill up of fish and just about any other meat and veggie to add some great flavor to any meal.

Preheat oven to 325 or heat grill.

Cut across the top 1/3 of the head of garlic, replace the top1/3 on the head, place in center of a sheet of aluminum foil, drizzle with olive oil and seal foil pouch. Place in oven or on grill for 45 minute to an hour. If on grill use indirect heat. Roast or grill roast until the garlic cloves are soft. Remove and cool. When cool using the tip of a knife pick out the soft cloves of garlic and place them in a bowl.

Mash the soft roasted garlic cloves. Add other ingredients and combine well.

Now in the next section we will go over the three different presentations of shrimp grilling recipes using garlic and rosemary as a main ingredient.

Grilled Shell-on and Stuffed with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Butter

For this grilled garlic prawns recipe, if you can find them, some shrimp are already cleaned and the shell split, de-veined, and shell on, that makes this very easy.

Defrost the shrimp and using a serrated bread knife carefully split the back shell of the shrimp enough to clean the sand vein from the shrimp or around 1/4 to 1/3 of an inch deep.

Just a reminder, never cut towards yourself or anything that you want to keep attached. Stitches are not fun!

Under running water clean our the sand veins.

Without removing the shells, loose a bit down the sides of the shells, rub the Roasted Garlic and Rosemary butter down the sides of the shrimp. Use around a 1/4 to a 1/2 teaspoon per shrimp.

When all are done chill in the refrigerator to set up the butter.

Give them a little oil before grilling and fire 'em up! When they are curled about half way and uniformly pink they are done. They will continue cooking for a while when you pull them off.

Garlic prawn recipe with polenta and asparagus

Proscuitto Wrapped Grilled Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Butter.

For 4 servings

2 lbs Jumbo Shrimp 13 to 15 count or 16 to 20

Prosciutto 15 – 20 slices very thin slice cut in half across.

1 Recipe Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Butter

Peel the shrimp leaving the last tail part on. De-vein the shrimp.

Rub the around ¼ teaspoon Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Butter along the sides of the shrimp.

Take ½ a slice of prosciutto and wrap it around the shrimp with a roughly corkscrew turn to cover the exposed shrimp. Place all in the refrigerator for the butter to set up.

When cooled, they are ready to grill.

How about this Shrimp grilling recipe with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Butter Scampi Style...

For 4 servings

2 lbs Jumbo Shrimp 13 to 15 count or 16 to 20 size

1 Recipe Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Butter

2 Tablespoons Italian Parsley finely chopped

Olive Oil for grill prepping the shrimp

Salt and Pepper to taste.

Peel the shrimp leaving the last tail part on. De-vein the shrimp.

Have grill on nice high flame or hot coals

Salt and lightly oil the shrimp for the grill.

Grill the shrimp to done.

On the stove or on a saute pan heat the Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Butter add cooked shrimp and toss wit the parsley.


Try this easy trick: All of these grilling shrimp recipes can go great over the top of pasta, sauteed spinach, or risotto...Enjoy!

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