Colossal Grilled Shrimp Recipe

These enormous grilled shrimp are served with Charmoula, a traditional, hot Moroccan condiment that goes well with the couscous that is also provided.


Grilled Shrimp Recipe with Harissa Marinade 🔗

Get your grills ready for this grilled shrimp recipe of large succulent shrimp that have been marinated in flavorful harissa, then grilled to perfection. They're super tender and huge on flavor.

Prep: 5min

Total: 15min

Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition Facts: calories 45 kcal, Carbohydrate 1 g, Protein 7 g, Cholesterol 70 mg, Sodium 393 mg, servingSize 1 serving


  • 12 Colossal Shrimp (about 2.5-3 pounds)
  • ¼ cup harissa
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Pat the shrimp dry and set them into a plastic bag or a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the harissa, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Pour it into the bag or bowl with the shrimp.
  3. Rub the shrimp down with the harissa marinade.
  4. Cover and set the shrimp into the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  5. Fire up the grill to medium heat and lightly oil the grates. Grill the shrimp for about 4-5 minutes per side, until they are cooked through. They should measure 145 degrees F internally.
  6. Serve


How long does it take to grill jumbo shrimp on the grill?

Boiling Frozen ShrimpFill a large pot halfway with water and bring it to a boil. Add frozen shrimp to the pot, fully submerging them. Cover the pot and cook for 2 to 5 minutes, depending on size. Drain the shrimp, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

What temp should colossal shrimp be cooked at?

Be careful not to overcook the shrimp or else it will become tough. Grill the shrimp over direct, medium heat for 5-7 minutes, turning the shrimp halfway through the process. When the shrimp is cooked, the outside should turn a nice pink color and the meat inside should be white and opaque.

What is the best way to prepare shrimp to grill?

We recommend cooking shrimp to a temperature of 120°F (49°C) for optimal juiciness, and with a quick and precise Thermapen®, you can hit that temperature more accurately than by merely eyeballing it.

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