Cooking Shrimp On Blackstone is so good. It’s tender, delicious, and cooks up in less than 10 minutes from start to finish.

So, if you are looking for a great and easy meal that the entire family will love, this is one of my favorites and absolutely delicious.

Blackstone Shrimp

My son Ethan loves shrimp, and for dinner tonight, I made this simple shrimp kebab, served over a garden salad, the perfect meal.

If you are looking for other Blackstone Recipes, some of my favorites are BLACKSTONE GRIDDLE PHILLY CHEESESTEAK, BLACKSTONE GRIDDLE SMASH BURGERS, BLACKSTONE LOADED GRILLED NACHOS and BLACKSTONE GRILLED CORN ON THE COB.

Shrimp On Blackstone

Cooking shrimp on a Blackstone griddle offers a delightful culinary experience, perfect for seafood lovers.

The expansive, flat surface of the griddle is ideal for evenly cooking shrimp to perfection, allowing them to develop a slightly crisp exterior while retaining their juicy interior. This method enhances the shrimp’s natural sweetness and allows for a light char that adds depth to their flavor. Seasonings and marinades can range from simple salt and pepper to elaborate garlic butter, Cajun spices, or citrus infusions, making the shrimp versatile for various dishes. The quick cooking time of shrimp makes them a convenient choice for a fast yet impressive meal, ideal for everything from casual family dinners to outdoor gatherings. Whether served as a succulent appetizer, tossed in pasta, or accompanied by fresh vegetables, shrimp cooked on a Blackstone griddle will surely be a hit, delivering flavor and flair to your dining table.

Ingredients Needed For Blackstone Shrimp

Each ingredient contributes to a well-rounded flavor profile, making the Blackstone shrimp a simple yet delectable dish.

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Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Shrimp: Fresh or frozen shrimp (thawed if frozen) are the dish’s star, known for their sweet, delicate flavor and firm texture.
  • Olive Oil: A drizzle of olive oil ensures the shrimp don’t stick to the griddle, adding a subtle richness to their flavor.
  • Garlic: Minced or sliced, garlic adds a pungent, aromatic depth, complementing the natural sweetness of the shrimp.
  • Lemon Juice: Adds a bright, citrusy tang, enhancing the shrimp’s flavor and tenderizing them slightly.
  • Salt: Essential for seasoning, it amplifies the natural flavors of the shrimp.
  • Black Pepper: Freshly ground black pepper introduces a mild heat and earthiness, which pairs well with the shrimp’s sweetness.
  • Paprika: Offers a hint of smokiness and color, enhancing the visual appeal and taste.
  • Butter: Adds a creamy, rich finish to the shrimp, creating a luxurious texture and flavor.
  • Parsley: Freshly chopped parsley brings a burst of color and a fresh, herbal note to the dish.
  • Red Pepper Flakes (optional): For those who like a bit of spice, red pepper flakes add a warm, spicy kick to the shrimp.

How To Cook Shrimp On Blackstone

Cooking shrimp on a Blackstone griddle is a quick and flavorful way to prepare this seafood favorite. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

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Prep the Shrimp:

  • If using frozen shrimp, make sure they are completely thawed.
  • Rinse the shrimp and pat them dry with paper towels.

Season the Shrimp:

  • Toss the shrimp with olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and paprika in a bowl. If you like it spicy, add some red pepper flakes.
Blackstone Shrimp

Preheat the Blackstone Griddle:

  • Heat your Blackstone griddle to medium-high heat. A properly heated griddle is key for a good sear.

Cook the Shrimp:

  • Once the griddle is hot, lay the shrimp in a single layer.
  • Cook the shrimp for about 2-3 minutes on each side. They should turn a nice pink color and curl slightly when done.

Add Butter:

  • Add a few dollops of butter to the griddle toward the end of cooking. Let the shrimp sauté in the melting butter for an extra rich flavor.

Garnish:

  • Sprinkle the cooked shrimp with freshly chopped parsley for freshness and color.

Serve:

  • Serve the shrimp hot. They can be enjoyed independently, as part of a seafood platter, or with sides like grilled vegetables or a fresh salad.
Tips:

Avoid overcrowding the griddle to ensure each shrimp cooks evenly and gets a nice sear.
Keep an eye on the cooking time as shrimp cook quickly and can become rubbery if overcooked.

Pro Tips

Cooking shrimp on a Blackstone griddle can be a delightful experience with the right techniques. Here are some pro tips to help you get the most out of your Blackstone shrimp cooking:

  • Choose the Right Size: Opt for medium to large shrimp for griddling. They are easier to handle and less likely to overcook quickly than smaller sizes.
  • Proper Thawing: If using frozen shrimp, ensure they are completely thawed before cooking. Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight or quickly in cold water for even cooking.
  • Dry Them Well: Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels after rinsing. Removing excess moisture helps achieve a better sear on the griddle.
  • Preheat the Griddle: Ensure your Blackstone griddle is preheated to medium-high heat. A hot surface is key to getting that perfect sear without overcooking the shrimp.
  • Don’t Overcrowd the Griddle: Cook in batches if necessary. Overcrowding can lower the griddle’s temperature and cause the shrimp to steam rather than sear.
  • Quick Cooking: Shrimp cook quickly, usually 2-3 minutes per side. They’re done when they turn pink and opaque. Be careful not to overcook, as this can make them tough.
  • Seasoning Matters: Season the shrimp just before cooking to prevent drawing out too much moisture. This also ensures a fresh burst of flavor.
  • Use High-Smoke Point Oil: When oiling the griddle, use oils with a high smoke point, like vegetables or avocados, to prevent burning.
  • Flavorful Finish: A touch of butter and fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro added at the end can significantly enhance the flavor.
  • Resting Time: Even though shrimp are small, giving them a minute or two to rest off the griddle before serving can help redistribute the juices and maintain tenderness.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy perfectly cooked, flavorful shrimp with a delightful texture, making your Blackstone grilling experience a sure success.

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Faq’s

What Type of Shrimp is Best for Griddling?

Medium to large-sized shrimp are ideal for griddling. They’re easier to handle and cook evenly. You can use fresh or frozen shrimp, but ensure frozen shrimp are fully thawed before cooking.

Should I Peel and Devein the Shrimp Before Cooking?

Yes, peeling and devein the shrimp is recommended for better flavor and texture. However, leaving the tails on can add visual appeal.

How Do I Prevent the Shrimp from Sticking to the Grill?

Ensure your grill is clean and preheated. Lightly oiling the shrimp and the grill surface also helps prevent sticking.

What’s the Best Way to Season Shrimp for the Grill?

Shrimp pairs well with various seasonings, from simple salt and pepper to garlic, lemon, and herbs. For a stronger flavor, consider marinating the shrimp for a few hours before grilling.

How Long Should I Cook Shrimp on the Blackstone Grill?

Shrimp cook quickly, typically needing only 2-3 minutes per side. They’re done when they turn pink and opaque.

Can I Cook Frozen Shrimp Directly on the Grill?

It’s best to thaw shrimp completely before grilling to ensure even cooking. Cooking frozen shrimp can result in uneven texture.

How Do I Know When the Shrimp are Fully Cooked?

Fully cooked shrimp will be pink, opaque, and slightly firm to the touch. Be careful not to overcook as they can become rubbery.

What Are Some Good Side Dishes to Serve with Grilled Shrimp?

Grilled vegetables, fresh salads, or rice dishes complement grilled shrimp well.

Can I Reheat Leftover Grilled Shrimp?

Yes, but be cautious as shrimp can become overcooked and tough. Gently reheat them on low heat just until warm.

Is Preheating the Blackstone Grill Necessary?

Yes, preheating the grill ensures a good sear and prevents sticking.

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Blackstone Shrimp

Blackstone Shrimp

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings

Description

Blackstone Griddle Recipe Shrimp is so good. It's tender, and it's delicious, and it cooks up in less than 10 minutes from start to finish.

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 4 teaspoons Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red pepper flakes , Optional

Instructions

  • If using frozen shrimp, make sure they are completely thawed.
  • Rinse the shrimp and pat them dry with paper towels.
  • In a bowl, toss the shrimp with olive oil, minced garlic, a squeeze of lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and paprika. If you like it spicy, add some red pepper flakes.
  • Heat your Blackstone griddle to medium-high heat. A properly heated griddle is key for a good sear.
  • Once the griddle is hot, lay the shrimp in a single layer.
  • Cook the shrimp for about 2-3 minutes on each side. They should turn a nice pink color and curl slightly when done.
  • Towards the end of cooking, add a few dollops of butter to the griddle. Let the shrimp sauté in the melting butter for an extra rich flavor.
  • Sprinkle the cooked shrimp with freshly chopped parsley for a burst of freshness and color.
  • Serve the shrimp hot. They can be enjoyed on their own, as part of a seafood platter, or with sides like grilled vegetables or a fresh salad.

Equipment

  • Blackstone Griddle
  • Cooking Oil

Notes

Tips:
  • Avoid overcrowding the griddle to ensure each shrimp cooks evenly and gets a nice sear.
  • Keep an eye on the cooking time as shrimp cook quickly and can become rubbery if overcooked.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 15gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 502mgPotassium: 212mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 142IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 0.5mg

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