Grilled Garlic Shrimp


These grilled shrimp receive a double dose of garlic flavor - fresh garlic and garlic salt. Try not to marinate longer than 30 minutes, as the acid from the lemon juice will start to break down the delicate shrimp meat and make it mushy. Extra large shrimp come 26 to 30 shrimp per pound.

Grilled Garlic Shrimp
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Marinate Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
51 mins


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 pound extra large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 6 wooden skewers


  1. Combine oil, lemon juice, garlic cloves, parsley, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Blend until marinade is smooth, about 20 seconds.

  2. Pour marinade into a resealable gallon-sized plastic bag. Add shrimp to the bag and toss to coat with the marinade. Seal bag and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  3. Soak wooden skewers in cold water while shrimp is marinating.

  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  5. Remove shrimp from marinade and thread onto skewers, 5 to 6 shrimp per skewer. Cook the shrimp on the preheated grill until they are bright pink on the outside and no longer transparent in the center, about 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
12g Fat
2g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 23g
Potassium 233mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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