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Fresh Shrimp at the Beach

Many home grillers are scared of seafood. I can relate. Although I live in a coastal state, I'm about three hours from the ocean. Growing up, it was hard to get fresh seafood, so we could rarely find it and didn't really know what to do with it if we could get it.

As a young Navy wife, I had the chance to live in Wallops Island, Virginia. That's right next to Chincoteague Island. Maybe you read Misty of Chincoteague growing up. It's about the wild ponies on the island. We loved to go watch the ponies playing on the beach.

When I lived on the island, I learned how to cook seafood. I would go to the seafood stand where a retired fisherman sold all kinds of great fresh seafoods. The first time I bought shrimp, I asked him how to cook it. He explained that and then continued to give me cooking tips every time I went and bought something new. By the time we headed to another duty station, I was very comfortable cooking fish and seafood.

Once I got the hang of seafood, I found that it's really easier to cook up seafood than almost anything else. Seafoods cook quick. That's really the key - not overcooking. Once you get the times down, cooking seafood is a breeze.

Enjoy Some of Our Favorite Grilled Seafood Recipes:

Basic Shrimp Grill Guide
Cast Iron Skillet or Grill Griddle Shrimp
Fresh Clams on the Grill
Grilled Lobster
Grilled King Crab Legs
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp on the Grill



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