BBQ & Grilled Seafood Skewers and Kabob Recipes

Browse more than 30 recipes for grilled skewered shrimp, prawns, scallops, and other seafood kabobs. Get grilling tips and marinade recipes, too.

Staff Picks

Spicy Shrimp Skewers

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
This spicy, sweet, tropical recipe is perfect for summer grilling. Serve with seasoned rice and margaritas.

Steve's Spicy Shrimp Kabobs

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
Jalapenos stuffed with marinated shrimp are wrapped in bacon and grilled. My husband got this recipe from a friend. We were all dubious about my husband attempting any sort of cooking but this recipe is delicious and super easy. Perfect for a night where you want to whip something up quick and great served on a bed of yellow rice.

Grilled Salmon Skewers

Rating: 4.5 stars 82
A delicious skewered salmon appetizer that won't have you missing your own party to prepare. Simply marinade in a simple sauce, thread them onto skewers, and toss them on the grill. Easy and delicious! (Note: Be sure and soak wooden skewers in water for 10 minutes before grilling to prevent burning.)
By dakota kelly

Garlic Prawns

Rating: 4.5 stars 126
This is a great easy prawn marinade, they are great on the BBQ, we put them out as appetizers but they can also be a main course. I've also sauteed them with the marinade and used the sauce with pasta or just lapped it up with French bread! ENJOY.

Sweet Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
My boyfriend flipped over these. They are easy enough that you can add or skimp on ingredients and they are virtually fool proof. Add sweet or spicy at your leisure. This is a surefire hit!

Grilled Tequila-Lime Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 115
Lime and tequila-marinated shrimp grilled on skewers make an easy appetizer to enjoy all summer.

Thai Spiced Barbecue Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 285
This is the best recipe ever for barbecue shrimp, very tasty with a little kick! You will never try another marinade again for shrimp.

Shrimp Brochette

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
Butterflied shrimp are stuffed with jalapeno and wrapped in bacon, and it just gets better from there. There are never any leftovers when I make this recipe - it's a crowd pleaser! This goes great with dirty rice a nice green salad and crusty French bread. Enjoy!

Spicy Sweet Spot Prawn Marinade

Rating: 5 stars 4
Every summer I leave Seattle and go up to my family home in British Columbia. While we do a lot of fishing for salmon and foraging for oysters and clams, my favorite seafood we acquire are the spot prawns. We catch them in traps set down nearly 400 feet and they are the most delicious shellfish I have ever had. No de-veining necessary and perhaps, just perhaps, better than lobster. I separate our catch by size and freeze them in bags in the ocean water they came out of. When I want to have a taste of summer I use this marinade. Delish!

Grilled Scallops

Rating: 4 stars 62
This is my Mom's easy recipe for scallop lovers. It is simple, quick, and delicious. The only tools you need are a grill and a grilling basket.

Grilled Shrimp and Apple Skewers

Rating: 4.5 stars 102
Shrimp and apples are marinated in a sweet and spicy sauce, then skewered and grilled. Serve over white rice, noodles, or a mixed green salad.

Meal on a Stick - Shrimp Kabobs

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
Dinner is served on a stick! So hearty you won't need side dishes with this dinner.
By Elizabeth Thompson

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Grilled Garlic and Herb Shrimp
Rating: Unrated 125
"I rarely give any recipe 5 stars but this was REALLY good. Restaurant-quality." – Susan
Margarita Grilled Shrimp
Rating: Unrated 376
"All our guests raved about this. Simple to make but looks fancy." – Peggysue
Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
Rating: 4.5 stars 71

Simple shrimp and pineapple skewers grill up in just a few minutes!