How to prepare shrimp to be grilled in the shell?
August 13, 2007 5:47 PM Subscribe
How should I prepare shrimp to be grilled in the shell?
posted by polyhedron to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Last night we grilled some shrimp. I made a marinade and the meat was moist and flavorful. Delicious, but a total pain in the ass to eat. In my ignorance I neglected some crucial steps in preparation. I know I've had grilled shrimp cooked in the shell before, and the meat pulled out of the shell easily. I would like to replicate that experience.
How can I prepare the shrimp next time to ensure easy consumption? I know a lot of people just shell them before cooking them, but to me that's kind of like using fresh lemon juice without the zest.
Prior to last night my only experience preparing shrimp was buying a bag of preshelled ready to eat cocktail shrimp, so if there are essential shrimp tricks I should know, please feel free to enlighten me.