Grilled Quick-Brined Jumbo Shrimp

Serving Size: 8
Total Time:


  • cup water
  • 0.5 cup kosher salt
  • 0.25 cup sugar
  • 24 jumbo shrimp, 2 1/2 pound
  • spicy citrus dipping sauce, for serving


1. In a large bowl, combine the water, salt and sugar, stirring to dissolve the salt. Using a paring knife or scissors, slit each shrimp down the back through the shell; remove the dark veins. Add the shrimp to the brine, cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.

2. Light a grill. Drain the shrimp and pat dry. Grill the shrimp over moderately high heat, turning once, until the shells are lightly charred and the shrimp are just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Serve with the Spicy Citrus Dipping Sauce.