17 Recipes for Great Grilled Shrimp

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Grilling is a delicious (and easy!) way to cook shrimp, especially during the summer months. Ahead, browse our favorite marinades, sauces, and other recipes to help make your tastiest grilled shrimp yet. 

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    Spicy Orange Grilled Shrimp

    Delicious shrimps on the cutting Board.
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    First up, these spicy orange grilled shrimp are packed with flavor. Shrimp are marinated in orange marmalade, balsamic vinegar, and lime juice, and then grilled hot and fast. Bonus: this recipe can be prepared ahead of time and then thrown on the grill a few minutes before it is time to eat. The mix of sweet and spice are perfect for parties and appetizers.

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    Garlic Butter Shrimp

    Grilled garlic shrimp

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    Garlic butter shrimp bring classic flavors together in a simple recipe. These shrimp get tossed in a quick marinade and then basted with the butter garlic sauce on the grill. Quick and easy, this is a simple recipe for fantastic grilled shrimp.

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    Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

    Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
    The Spruce

    Grilled jumbo shrimp is an impressive dish with simple flavors. The big shrimp are marinated in lemon and herbs and tossed on a flaming hot grill. More than a great recipe, this is a great dish to cook while everyone is gathered around the grill since the jumbo shrimp are so impressive and the cooking time is so quick. 

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    Citrus-Honey Grilled Shrimp

    Citrus-Honey Grilled Shrimp

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    The honey that goes into the marinade and basting sauce for these grilled shrimp give them a light sweetness that is different from most shrimp recipes. These are the perfect appetizer or meal for any gathering.​

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    Australian Shrimp on the Barbie

    Australian Shrimp on the Barbie
    Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Here are the simple steps to Australian shrimp on the barbie. Get the biggest shrimp you can find, toss them in this delicious marinade, and then throw them on a hot grill for a few minutes. You will have just enough time to open a beer between when these shrimp hit the grill and when they are cooked.

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    New Orleans-Style Barbeque Shrimp

    New Orleans barbecue shrimp

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    While this shrimp recipe isn't grilled and it certainly isn't barbecue, this classic New Orleans-style barbeque shrimp dish is delicious. The shrimp are cooked hot and fast in an incredible sauce packed with flavor. 

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    Spicy Cajun BBQ Shrimp

    Cajun bbq shrimp

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    Buttery and spicy, these shrimp can be grilled or quickly broiled. The secret to spicy Cajun BBQ shrimp is the barbecue sauce that imparts the rich flavor.

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    Grilled Margarita Shrimp

    Grilled margarita shrimp

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    This recipe starts by literally making a Margarita. The tequila and triple sec in the marinade add amazing flavors to ​these shrimp. Pair this dish with chips and guacamole for a perfect party snack. 

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    Rosemary Garlic Shrimp

    Rosemary grilled shrimp

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    The strong flavors of rosemary and garlic, make these a tasty shrimp to serve on pasta or rice. Another option is to serve them alone with cook break to soak up the juices.

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    Grilled Shrimp Scampi

    Grilled shrimp scampi

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    By cooking these shrimp on the grill, you'll give them a quick char before mixing them into a fantastic scampi sauce. This is the classic shrimp scampi with a whole lot more flavor.

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    Shrimp and Pineapple Kebabs

    Shrimp and Pineapple Kebabs
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    The easiest way to grill shrimp is on skewers. Alternate some pineapple onto those kebabs and you get a tropic treat that is the perfect appetizer or meal. These shrimp kebabs are sweet with just a touch of sriracha heat.

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    Sack'em Shrimp

    Sack'em Shrimp
    The Clorox Company

    This recipe for Sack'em shrimp moves the spicy, grilled shrimp off the grill and into a paper bag after cooking. They get tossed with seasonings for extra flavor. ​You can even eat these right out of the bag like popcorn.

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    Red Pepper Shrimp

    Grilled Red Pepper Shrimp
    Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Spicy shrimp provide a great kick to the taste buds. These red pepper shrimp get heat from three sources before hitting the grill. Thread these on skewers and the grilling will go super fast.

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    Grilled Shrimp Burger

    Grilled shrimp burger

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    Here's a unique way to cook shrimp. Chop up the shrimp, mix with mayonnaise and breadcrumbs, then form into patties and cook. Grilling will require a delicate touch, but it isn't difficult and you will be eating shrimp burgers in minutes.

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    Tequila Lime Shrimp

    Tequila Lime Shrimp

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    What could be more festive than grilled shrimp, marinated in Tequila and lime? Rich in flavor, this shrimp dish is amazingly fast. You can mix up the marinade ahead of time and cook on the grill in a matter of minutes. 

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    Shrimp With Ponzu Sauce

    Margarita Shrimp on the Grill
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    This is a classic Japanese recipe with a new twist, resulting in succulent and delicious shrimp. The shrimp with ponzu sauce recipe is easy to double. Make it once and you'll see how quickly they get eaten. 

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    Tandoori Shrimp

    Tandoori Shrimp

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    These Tandoori shrimp are loaded with flavor. The rich tandoori marinade builds up the seasonings on these shrimp before they hit the grill. Throw them on a hot, hot grill and in minutes you have an amazing meal. Pair the shrimp with rice or naan for a delicious dinner. ​