Grilled Laughing Bird Shrimp

Laughing Bird Shrimp are an aqua cultured (farmed) shrimp from Belize. They are raised in a closed system which is totally environmentally friendly and sustainable.They come to us fresh, peeled and deveined, not to mention some of the best tasting shrimp around! They are small which makes them perfect for soups, salads, shrimp gravy or over pasta. With the use of a grill pan, they cook up quite nicely on the grill. Sweet and delicious, try some on our flatbread for a taste treat you will love!


  • 2 pounds Laughing Bird shrimp (small Gulf of Mexico shrimp can be substituted)

Option 1

  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons black pepper

Option 2- Spicy

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons togarashi (japanese spice blend) or blackening spice 


  • Mix marinade in bowl or bag, add shrimp, marinate for an hour at room temperature. Shrimp can actually be marinated for a longer time but should be in the refrigerator.

  • Prepare grill, should be hot. Using a perforated grill pan, place shrimp on grill. With tongs gently toss the shrimp until pink and curled about 4 to 5 minutes total. Remove from grill and serve any way you want to use them.

  • 2 pounds serves 4 people as a main course. Enjoy!

Dirk FucikGrilling