18 Top-Rated Grilled Shrimp Recipes
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 after a couple of minutes directly under the heat source.
Grilled Marinated Shrimp
To make this marinade, mix together olive oil, parsley, lemon juice, hot sauce, garlic, and tomato paste. "This makes the best shrimp," says Robbie. "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."
Spicy Coconut and Lime Grilled Shrimp
"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."
Grilled Garlic & Herb Shrimp
"Chopped basil, parsley, oregano, and thyme are ground in a mortar and pestle with garlic, lemon zest, and olive oil. Tcasa 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."
This marinade combines olive oil, melted butter, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, fresh basil, and garlic. "A great recipe for grilling shrimp," raves Katie. "I served this with fettuccini in a very simple garlic and olive oil sauce."
Margarita Grilled Shrimp
For the marinade, combine olive oil, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, tequila, and cayenne pepper. "This recipe is absolutely fabulous," says smileygal75. "This tastes like something that you would order at a nice restaurant. It will not disappoint!"
Grilled Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp bathe briefly in olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes. "A definite favorite," says Donna. "The marinade is so easy to prepare and can be done ahead of time."
Thai Spiced Barbecue Shrimp
Lemon juice, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, garlic, brown sugar, and curry paste. "What a burst of flavors!" raves LIZCANCOOK. "Definitely has a kick."
Marinated Grilled Shrimp
Garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce, red wine vinegar, basil, and cayenne pepper. "This recipe is AWESOME," says Crystal. "Made these for a Fourth of July party and they literally flew off the table."
Amazing Spicy Grilled Shrimp
"Wow, these definitely are Amazing Spicy Grilled Shrimp," raves Jillian. "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!"
Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
"These savory-sweet shrimp skewers are easy to make and cook in just a few minutes," says France C. "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 (21-25 per pound). However, use what you have on hand."
Spicy Lime Grilled Shrimp
"Make sure you use a Cajun seasoning you like, since they vary so much in both heat and flavor! 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," says naples34102, who gives this easy recipe five stars.
Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp
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," Jillian says. "These were a perfect little appetizer!"
Spicy Grilled Shrimp
"Really easy, simple, and full of taste. If you like spicy you can increase the paprika. What I loved the most were the ingredients. You have everything in your kitchen!" — Pray79
Honey Grilled Shrimp
"Onions, peppers, and mushrooms are perfect when alternated with shrimp on the skewers. Just cut into bite-sized pieces and add them to the marinade with the shrimp. Serve with rice and a salad," Kendra says. Not a Worcestershire sauce superfan? Cut down on the amount to allow other flavors to shine.
Bacon Shrimp Scampi
"All the 'usual suspects' are here in this version of shrimp scampi (butter, garlic, white wine, a touch of Dijon), plus the addition of bacon!" says 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."
Summer Grilled Shrimp Salad
"This one is one of my favorite main-dish salads, featuring sweet and smoky grilled shrimp and a cilantro vinaigrette," says Kim's Cooking Now. "I love to make main-dish salads in the summertime and serve them with some crusty bread and a nice glass of wine!
Tex-Mex Grilled Shrimp and Salsa
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," says Soup Loving Nicole.
Maui Wowie Shrimp
"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. Moist and delicious, this is one of my fave ways to prepare shrimp on the grill," home cook Saveur says.