18 Top-rated Grilled Shrimp Recipes

shrimp skewers on a white plate
Photo: Chef John

For quick and easy meals, cook shrimp on the grill. And if you don't have a grill, you can cook shrimp in the oven, under the broiler. Turn the shrimp after a couple of minutes directly under the heat source.

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Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Grilled Marinated Shrimp
Jennifer Baker

To make this marinade, mix together olive oil, parsley, lemon juice, hot sauce, garlic, and tomato paste. "This makes the best shrimp!" says Robbie, who submitted the recipe. "Remove from skewers and serve on a bed of pasta with sauce for a great meal," ALBENTLEY says. "I grilled them in a grill basket altogether, and they came out great."

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Spicy Coconut and Lime Grilled Shrimp

Spicy Coconut and Lime Grilled Shrimp
Lisa Weston

"This is a fantastic (and fantastically easy) recipe," writes RushedCook. "The only thing I changed was to set aside a few tablespoons of the marinade to brush on while grilling."

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Chef John's Grilled Garlic and Herb Shrimp

Grilled Garlic & Herb Shrimp
Chef John

"Chopped basil, parsley, oregano, and thyme are ground in a mortar and pestle with garlic, lemon zest, and olive oil," a reviewer says. "This was one of the best-grilled shrimp recipes I've ever made! I made the shrimp pretty close to what was written using fresh herbs from our garden. Delicious."

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Basil Shrimp

Basil Shrimp
GabyH

This marinade combines olive oil, melted butter, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, fresh basil, and garlic. "A great recipe for grilling shrimp," home chef Katie says. "I served this with fettuccini in a very simple garlic and olive oil sauce."

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Margarita Grilled Shrimp

grilled shrimp with lime garnish over white rice
Dianne

For the marinade, combine olive oil, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, tequila, and cayenne pepper. "This recipe is absolutely fabulous," reviewer smileygal75 says. "This tastes like something that you would order at a nice restaurant. It will not disappoint!"

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Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Grilled Shrimp Scampi
LynnInHK

Shrimp bathe briefly in olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes. "A definite favorite!" reviewer Donna Jean says. "The marinade is so easy to prepare and can be done ahead of time."

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Thai Spiced Barbecue Shrimp

Thai Spiced Barbecue Shrimp
C. Knaff

Lemon juice, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, garlic, brown sugar, and curry paste. "What a burst of flavors!" LIZCANCOOK raves. "Definitely has a kick."

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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Marinated Grilled Shrimp
Sonya

Garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce, red wine vinegar, basil, and cayenne pepper. "This recipe is AWESOME!" Crystal S. says. "Made these for [an Independence Day] party and they literally flew off the table."

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Amazing Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Amazing Spicy Grilled Shrimp
*Sherri*

"Wow, these definitely are amazing spicy grilled shrimp," Jillian raves. "If you like things spicy, these are for you. If you tend to shy away from a little heat, don't bother. ... I squeezed a bit of fresh lemon juice on them when they came off the grill—A definite keeper!"

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Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
France C

"These savory-sweet shrimp skewers are easy to make and cook in just a few minutes," recipe creator France C. says. "They are perfect for summer weeknights or weekend dinner parties. Prep the sauce ahead of time for an even faster dinner. I prefer to use jumbo shrimp (21 to 25 per pound). However, use what you have on hand."

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Spicy Lime Grilled Shrimp

grilled shrimp with parsley over white rice in an orange dish
France C

"Make sure you use a Cajun seasoning you like, since they vary so much in both heat and flavor!" says naples34102, who gives this easy recipe five stars. "Then, add it to taste, and not necessarily as much as the recipe calls for and you will have a dish tailored specifically to your liking. Similarly, with the lime juice."

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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp
*Sherri*

Chili-garlic sauce and honey are all you need to turn shrimp into a top-rated dish. "It doesn't get much easier than this," reviewer Jillian says. "These were a perfect little appetizer!"

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Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Spicy Grilled Shrimp
KGora

"Really easy, simple, and full of taste," Pray79 says. "If you like spicy you can increase the paprika. What I loved the most were the ingredients. You have everything in your kitchen!"

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Honey Grilled Shrimp

Honey Grilled Shrimp
domestic_goddess_diva

"Onions, peppers, and mushrooms are perfect when alternated with shrimp on the skewers," recipe creator Kendra says. "Just cut into bite-sized pieces and add them to the marinade with the shrimp. Serve with rice and a salad." Not a Worcestershire sauce superfan? Cut down on the amount to allow other flavors to shine.

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Bacon Shrimp Scampi

"All the 'usual suspects' are here in this version of shrimp scampi, plus the addition of bacon!" says recipe creator Bibi. "Serve over cooked fettuccine, linguini, or the pasta of choice, and crusty bread, so you can scoop up every drop of the yummy sauce! A green salad, or some sauteed zucchini, will fill out this meal beautifully."

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Summer Grilled Shrimp Salad

"I love to make main-dish salads in the summertime and serve them with some crusty bread and a nice glass of wine!" recipe creator Kim's Cooking Now says. "This one is one of my favorites, featuring sweet and smoky grilled shrimp and a cilantro vinaigrette."

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Tex-Mex Grilled Shrimp and Salsa

This recipe features seasoned jumbo shrimp, grilled and served with a homemade grilled salsa. "I serve this as a main dish but it would make a great appetizer as well," recipe creator Soup Loving Nicole says.

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Maui Wowie Shrimp

Maui Wowie Shrimp
*Sherri*

"Wow-wee! Loved this shrimp. I just mixed the mayo (low fat) and lemon juice, garlic powder, and lemon pepper together, and marinated the shrimp for a couple of hours before skewering," home cook Saveur says. "Moist and delicious, this is one of my fave ways to prepare shrimp on the grill."

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