Welcome to my grilled shrimp marinade. If you’re looking for a marinade for grilled shrimp that you can just throw on the grill, the barbecue, the Instant Pot or even the Crockpot then this grilled shrimp marinade is the marinade of your dreams.
Here in Portugal we have what we called grilled prawns. They are small and pathetic looking, and you can’t believe they are of the small family as the grilled shrimp. They look like a shrimp but cook them from fresh and they reduce in size like spinach does. You probably get 10 prawns for 1 single shrimp.
On the other hand, you have king prawns which for me are identical in size to the American shrimp and so delicious.
When I go out to my favourite Brazilian restaurant the highlight for me is the shrimp. I am not a big fan of many of their meat dishes but the shrimp I will eat all night. They are ready cooked and just need peeling and dipping into my favourite seafood sauce. Or they are made up ready to eat in avocadoes as cute little avocado boats.
Now that is how I like to eat shrimp and when I am thinking about how I am going to use this beautiful electric raclette grill then this is my first thought.
It is like dream cooking. You have it set up on your coffee table and then grill the food of your choice, which in our case is loads of shrimp that has been marinated ready for cooking. Then with Friends on Netflix on in the background we have a night of foodie heaven.
When you use our grilled shrimp marinade you can marinade the grilled shrimp in advance in the morning, leave it in the fridge all day and then know that you have dinner already planned for the evening without having to make much effort.
I also find that the easiest way to serve up your grilled shrimp marinade is either in big fat bread buns (like we did) with loads of salad garnish or in tacos as grilled shrimp tacos (like we also did because we’re greedy) are the best!
Plus, even better, our grilled shrimp marinade has very few ingredients and you could put it together so fast, you would wonder why others spend ages mixing together ingredients for their grilled shrimp marinade.
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Grilled Shrimp Marinade Recipe
- In a mixing bowl peel your garlic bulb and the cloves and cut each of the garlic cloves into quarters.
- Grate the rind of the lemons and add it to the bowl with the juice of the lemons. Add the soy sauce, honey and olive oil too.
- Make sure the shrimp is well cleaned and add it to the marinade. Season it all well with salt and pepper.
- Finely chop and add your fresh garlic chives.
- Cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge for at least an hour before cooking with.
I recommend that you marinade the shrimp with peeled shrimp. I have done it with skin on and off and off makes it much easier for serving up later. Even though you have peeled your shrimp you still need to give the shrimp a good clean. When you’re ready to cook your grilled shrimp then discard the marinade and cook on the grill.
Garlic chives are the green root that is formed from garlic bulbs when you regrow it and it tastes amazing. Here is a video showing you how to grow it:
Grilled Shrimp Marinade
My favourite two ways to cook my grilled shrimp marinade involve my raclette grill. These are perfect for when you want some quick family time, but don’t want to spend hours cooking or preparing your food.
#1 Grilled Shrimp Marinade + Tacos
Just add our homemade wraps recipe and some garnish and you have delicious grilled shrimp tacos.
#2 Grilled Shrimp Marinade + Burgers
Just add some just cooked (or just bought) burger buns, plenty of garnish along with sliced avocado and you have some dreamy grilled shrimp burgers.
Artestia Raclette Grill
We cooked our grilled shrimp marinade using the Artestia grill. It was a dream come true to use one, as we used to have one years ago, and we loved the family time surrounded by the grill that we got. We could have the chicken or shrimp cooked on the stone and then the avocados, potatoes or tomatoes below. It was the best of both worlds.
I asked Artestia why they chose the name or their brand and this is what they told us:
“Artestia, named after Greek goddess Hestia who was in charge of health and family. We believe cooking/living is an art in life, we build the tools to help people enjoy the best from it. Our raclette products provide a fun & social way to let family and friends talk, grill and enjoy meals together.”
Plus a HUGE Thank You to Artestia for giving us the opportunity to test drive their raclette here on RecipeThis.com. You can also connect with them on their Facebook Page.