Australian Shrimp on the Barbie

Shrimp on the Barbie
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Ratings (11)

A reader submitted this delicious recipe for the traditional Australian method for grilling shrimp. Quite simple and perfect for just about any occasion.  Serve with grill vegetables or your favorite side dishes.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup/120 mL butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL olive oil
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL ​fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, and cilantro, minced)
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL lemon juice (fresh)
  • 3 large garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL shallot (minced)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds/700 kg large shrimp (peeled with tails intact, and deveined)
  • Garnish: spinach leaves
  • Garnish: lemon slices

How to Make It

1. Combine first 8 ingredients in large bowl. Mix in shrimp. Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes or in the refrigerator 30 minutes.

2. Prepare barbecue with medium hot coals. Thread shrimp on narrow skewers. Grill until just opaque (or pink in color and firm to touch), about 2 minutes per side.

3. Line platter with spinach. Arrange skewers on platter. Garnish with lemon and serve.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 191131
Total Fat 1,769 g
Saturated Fat 521 g
Unsaturated Fat 374 g
Cholesterol 350,061 mg
Sodium 925,839 mg
Carbohydrates 1,518 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 40,918 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)