For shrimp I use Under 12’s, that’s about 12 to a lb. You can use whatever you like. The larger the shrimp, the easier it is to skewer. Since I am married to a shrimp expert, I am a bit choosy about my shrimp. This advice comes straight from Joel: always ask for mexican, shell-on, white shrimp. For size, ask for under 15, under 12, or under 10. Of course, you will have to peel and devein these babies but they’re worth it. I left the tail on this past weekend for grilling.
Marinade: I put all ingredients in a glass measuring cup and use a whisk to mix together.
1/2 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
3 cloves garlic, minced
juice of 2 limes (this past weekend, I used lime; but you can also use 1 lemon and 1 orange or just lemons, oranges, or limes. ) you’ll want the citrus flavor
1 tsp. dried basil
2 tablespoons white wine (whatever is open)
I use about 1 tsp. kosher salt (I think you can add more, depending on your preference.)
freshly ground pepper
Marinate shrimp for about 1/2 an hour, then put on long skewers (I use metal b/c they’re easier to maneuver on the grill) and grill about 4 minutes each side. I put them on hot sprayed or oiled grill. you can take a shrimp off and cut into it, if it’s translucent leave it on grill for another minute or so.