Post # 1
I’m headed up to Chinatown to buy some shrimp with the head and tail on. I plan to marinate creol seasoning and grill them whole. I’ve had this done really well in restaurants. However, the first time I tried to do it myself it was a massive fail. I decided to do a pasta dish and I grilled the shrimp with their head and tials in tact. The shrimp shedded their whiskers all over the pasta and even though I cooked the shrimp much longer than a normal shrimp, they were DEFINATELY not done. Not even close. I tried to look this up online, but I didn’t really have much success.
So bees, how long do you grill head on shrimp. This time I WILL be trimming the whiskers but any other tips for cleaning and cooking times?
Post # 3
We cut their backs before grilling them. DH grilled without a timer and they came out delicious. No whisker cutting or anything.
Post # 4
I usually devein my shrimp before I cook them, and definitely trim the whiskers.
Post # 5
@MRSsrm85: Thanks for your replies! How long do you usually grill them? Normally I do about 2 minutes a side, and they were waaaaaay under cooked last time I tried to do it with heads on. I figured the heads added significantly to the cooking time? Last time I wasn’t sure they were done, but I’d cooked them so much longer than usual that I was worried I was waaay overcooking them.
Post # 6
@lawyerchick13: I’m not sure because we got the really big ones and DH did it. We were definitely out there for much longer than four minutes total though.