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Marinating Shrimp

edited 7:39AM in EggHead Forum
I am making bacon-wrapped shrimp tonight. I first want to marinade the shrimp. How long to marinade shrimp ? Do I pre-cook the bacon first before I wrap the shrimp ?


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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948
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  • EGGARYEGGARY Posts: 1,222
    I found the answer on a google search. The time to marinate shrimp is 30 minutes to an hour. SoI marinaded the shrimp for 45 minutes. Then wrapped half of the shrimp with bacon and the other with just the rub, Shaking the Tree.. Grilled each side for 3 minutes. They were really tasty. I like shrimp grilled then I do in a shrimp boil.
  • Shakin' the tree and a little EVOO is our favorite method at the moment...wife and kids just love 'em!

  • SmokingLongSmokingLong Posts: 34
    Also try brining them - combine 1/4c of salt, 1/4c of sugar in a quart of water (heat the water if the dry ingredients do not all dissolve and then use ice to cool down the mixture). Place shrimp in for 20-30 minutes. Afterwards, rinse and dry shrimp. Apply olive oil and/or butter and rub and they are ready for egging. You can also add herbs to brine such as Bay, rosemary or thyme - just make sure to heat the mixture to meld the flavors.

    This recipe works well also for chicken breast or pork loin.
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428


    I brine my shrimp too, but I only go about 10 minutes. When I marinate, I stretch that time to 30 minutes for regular shrimp and maybe an hour if I have jumbo ones. I prefer keeping the shells on, I believe it's easier to control the cook.

    Of course you can't do this if you are wrapping in bacon. I would use the really cheap, super thin bacon, and if you wanted to partially cook it in the micro that might insure that you don't overcook the shrimp while getting the bacon crisp.

    The neat thing about shrimp is that you can prepare them a few different ways for some variety. Grilled shrimp make a wonderful shrimp cocktail.

    Happy Trails

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