Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp

Shrimp sizzling away on the grill with nice char marks

Continuing on with our grilling themed blog posts, today’s is one of the quickest and easiest things to grill: grilled chimichurri shrimp. With minimal preparation and a fast cook time, this recipe really shows how a little effort can go a long way.

The preparation

The preparation is very simple. In fact, you only need TWO ingredients to pull this off. First, you’re going to want to peel and devein your shrimp. A quick side note – always get wild caught shrimp if it’s available to you as it is of much better quality. Then, you will season the shrimp our a brand new Open Fire Chimichurri Rub. That’s right, you don’t even need to make a chimichurri sauce for this! Season the shrimp all over with the Open Fire Chimichurri Rub and refrigerate until ready to cook. I will typically do this ~30 minutes before cooking as shrimp does not need to marinate for too long.

Grill them hot and fast

A lot of seafood – certainly shrimp – will cook very fast on the grill. Set up your grill for direct cooking and preheat it to 400ºF-450ºF. Once the temperature has been reached, toss the shrimp on and cook for 2 minutes. Flip and cook for about another 2 minutes. For me, I am looking for the shrimp to turn orange in color (on both sides) and get some nice char marks. For anyone that’s concerned, the US Department of Agriculture recommends that shellfish are cooked to an internal temperature of 145ºF. Once that has been reached, your shrimp are ready to come of the grill.

Chimichurri shrimp that is charring on the grill
Open Fire Chimichurri Rub seasoned shrimp grilling away

Quick, easy, and delicious

Do you see how easy this dish is to pull off? Just season the shrimp and grill them in under 5 minutes. These shrimp are tasty as is but also great for shrimp tacos. Serve them as an appetizer or for dinner – you cannot go wrong! Try this recipe out and let me know what you think in the comments. I am especially curious about your thoughts on our new Open Fire Chimichurri Rub. This Latin inspired herb and citrus blend is great on shrimp and I am confident that you will enjoy it.

Recently grilled and charred chimichurri shrimp
Grilled and charred chimichurri shrimp
Shrimp sizzling away on the grill with nice char marks

Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp

Looking for a quick and easy grill recipe for this summer? This two ingredient grilled chimichurri shrimp is proof that sometimes minimal effort can go a long way! Seasoned with our new Open Fire Chimichurri Rub and then quickly grilled over direct heat, this recipe cannot get any easier. The chimichurri rub is a Latin inspired herb and citrus blend that brings great flavor to the shrimp. Delicious as an appetizer or a main dish, this recipe is sure to impress.
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 10 Wild Caught Shrimp Farmed is ok too if that's all that's available to you
  • Open Fire Chimichurri Rub to taste

Instructions
 

Shrimp Preparation

  • Peel and devein your shrimp.
  • Around 30 minutes before you are going to cook the shrimp, season all over with our Open Fire Chimichurri Rub. Refrigerate until ready to cook.

Grilling

  • Set up your grill for direct cooking and preheat to 400ºF-450ºF.
  • Once your grill has reached temperature, add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes. Flip and cook the second side for another 2 minutes.
  • You are looking for the shrimp to turn orange in color and get some nice char marks. Per the USDA, shellfish should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145ºF.
  • Remove from the grill. Serve and enjoy!
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