18min prep: 2min cook: 16min
Easy recipes are the best, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Fast and flavorful, it’s a fantastic dinner solution any time of the year.Notes:
- Choose a good quality BBQ sauce, as it lends all the flavor to the dish.
Wooden or metal skewers both work fine; however, if you are cooking on an outdoor grill, soak wooden skewers in water for 20-30 minutes before skewering.
Meat & Seafood
- Shrimp, 21-25, Peeled And Deveined — 1 Pound
Spice & Baking
- Black Pepper
- Kosher Salt
Condiments, Oils & Dressings
- BBQ Sauce — 2 Cups
- Skewers, Wooden — 8
- Stove Top
- Grill Pan
- Measuring Cups
- Mixing Bowl, Large
- Pastry Brush
- If you are cooking on an outdoor grill and are using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20-30 minutes before putting the shrimp on. It’s also helpful to wrap the ends of the skewers with small pieces of aluminum foil. Both steps help prevent the skewers from catching fire on the grill. If you are cooking on an indoor grill pan, you could skip the skewering step altogether.
- Pat shrimp dry and season evenly with salt and pepper. Place in a large mixing bowl. Pour enough BBQ sauce into the bowl to adequately coat the shrimp. Toss to cover evenly. If cooking later, cover and refrigerate. If cooking within the half-hour, it’s ok to leave at room temperature.
- Thread shrimp onto skewers, about 3-4 per skewer, to make 2 skewers per serving. Arrange them so each shrimp is threaded on the same way and the tails point in the same direction.
- Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. If cooking on an outdoor grill, heat grill on high.
- Once grill surface is hot, set shrimp on the grates. You should hear sizzling when you place the shrimp on the hot surface. Baste with fresh BBQ sauce as they cook. Flip shrimp over once grill marks form on the first side, then cook until both sides are marked and shrimp is cooked through, about 6-8 minutes total.
- Transfer the BBQ grilled shrimp skewers to a serving platter or dinner plates. Serve warm!