Salt and Sugar Shrimp

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Hey Jude

Rubbing with salt and sugar before grilling results in really succulent shrimp. This is a Sunset recipe.

Top Review by OHARA111

I believe that this recipe must work, but I must have not rinsed the shrimp well enough. They were very very salty. Just a warning to the next person to try it. Rinse well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse shrimp and drain. In a large bowl mix together salt and sugar. Add shrimp and stir to coat evenly. Cover bowl and chill at least 45 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  2. If using wooden skewers, get them soaking in water for about 20 minutes. Prepare grill for direct-heat cooking.
  3. Rinse salt and sugar from shrimp and pat dry. Thread shrimp in a C shape onto metal or wooden skewers. Lay the skewers in a rimmed pan. In a glass bowl, combine oil, lemon juice and garlic; Pour over shrimp and turn skewers to coat evenly. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Lay skewers on grill over hot coals or high heat on a gas grill. Close lid on gas grill. Cook, turning once, until shrimp are bright pink on the outside and opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part, about 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer skewers to a platter and serve with lemon wedges to squeeze juice over.

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