One of the most liked seafood is shrimp, and it’s a rich source of healthy proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Additionally, it’s a versatile food available all year round and very affordable. 

Can you cook shrimp on an electric griddle? Yes, you can cook a variety of shrimp recipes on an electric griddle. Electric griddles are versatile and cook different foods, and shrimp is not an exception. Into the bargain, griddled shrimps are delicious and tender. This post is the ultimate guide on how to go about it. It also answers some of the frequently asked questions about cooking shrimp on an electric griddle

 

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Prepare your Favorite Shrimp Recipe 

 

The first step entails preparing your favorite shrimp recipe such as griddle shrimp fajitas, griddle shrimp tacos, shrimp kabob, Asian griddle shrimp, etc.

 Below is a simple griddle shrimp kabob recipe:

 

Ingredients 

 

  • Kabob sticks
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper 
  • Shrimp ( choose your preferred quantity) 
  • Butter 
  • Olive oil 
  • Lime juice
  • Tequila 
  • Water

Once you have all your ingredients, you need to make a marinade. 

 

Remove the shells and cut the vein 

 

You can cook your shrimps with or without shells, but it boils down to your recipe. However, most people like it with the shell peeled off. 

Here is how to go about it? Start by pulling off the legs, and the shell comes out pretty easily. 

On the other hand, if you want to cook the shrimps with the shells, you should remove the digestive tract running along the back, commonly called the vein. Use a small sharp knife or a pair of kitchen scissors to cut through it from the head to the tail. 

After removing the shell or cutting the vein, you should rinse your shrimps using cold running water. 

 

Make a marinade 

 

Mix lime juice, salt, pepper, olive oil, tequila, and a small amount of water in a bowl to make a marinade. You can also transfer the marinade to a plastic bag (optional). 

 

Marinate the shrimps 

 

Soak your shrimp in the bowl for about 30 minutes to two hours or 8 hours before cooking. However, if your marinade is very acidic, less than 30 minutes of soaking is enough to avoid the acidity from breaking down the delicate shrimp meat that leads to mushy shrimps. 

You can as well marinate your shrimp in a fridge.

 

Make shrimp skewers  

 

After your shrimps are well marinated, it’s time to thread them to your kabob sticks. It’s a simple process. 

Thread a skewer through 4-6 shrimps (it depends on the size of the shrimps). Always select the thickest part of the shrimp. Usually, the tail section should be the last part to cut to a skewer. 

Repeat the above process and make as many shrimp skewers as needed.   

Note: you can thread skewers before or after marinating. 

 

Cook shrimps on your electric griddle 

 

Once your shrimps are well-threaded on the skewers, cooking should start. However, you have to let your electric griddle heat up at least for about 5 to 10 minutes before you begin the actual cooking. 

After the griddle is preheated, add some butter to it and allow it to melt. It prevents your shrimps from sticking on the cooking surface and adds flavor. However, most electric griddles have a non-stick cooking surface, and thus, you don’t have to worry much about food sticking on the cooking surface. 

Check out our guide on the best oils to use on an electric griddle 

Place your shrimps on the cooking electric griddle’s cooking surface for cooking. Let them cook on medium heat for about 3 to 4 minutes on one side. Then flip and cook the other side for a similar period. 

Lastly, remove your shrimps from the electric griddle if they are fully cooked. Then serve

Note: you can serve griddled shrimps with your favorite side dish. 

 

FAQs 

 

How long does it take to cook shrimp on an electric griddle? 

 

Cooking shrimps on an electric griddle takes about 8 minutes. You should cook each side for about 3-4 minutes, then flip and cook the other side for a similar period. 

 

How do you know if shrimp is done cooking on an electric griddle? 

 

A cooked shrimp has pink color on the outside, and the meat is white or opaque. 

 

Is it necessary to devein your shrimp?

 

While it’s necessary to devein shrimps, some don’t mind about it. The vein is a shrimp’s digestive tract, and if you find it unappealing, you can remove it. 

 

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Sources

saveur.com

foodnewsnews.com

frugalinsa.com