13 Delicious Grilled Shrimp Recipes

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp With Lemon-Herb Marinade

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

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    Garlic Butter Shrimp

    Grilled Garlic Butter 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

    Grilling 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 recipe

    ​The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck 

    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

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     Sabrina S. Baksh

    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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    Grilled Shrimp Tacos

    Grilled Shrimp Tacos

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    There is no heating up your oven or stovetop with this grilled shrimp tacos recipe, just a quick cook on the grill and you've got dinner. Topped with spicy, garlicky aioli and cotija cheese, they are hard to beat.

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    Grilled Shrimp Salad

    grilled shrimp salad

     Leah Maroney

    Turn simply grilled shrimp into a tasty salad that is made completely on the grill—even the lettuce has a turn. Cooking Romaine over the grates gives it a nice, nutty flavor, which complements the grilled shrimp and charred corn beautifully. A homemade avocado lime dressing and cotija cheese are the perfect finish.

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    Grilled Margarita Shrimp

    Margarita Shrimp on the Grill
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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

    Grilled Garlic Rosemary 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

    Grilled Shrimp Kebabs with Pineapple
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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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    Shrimp With Ponzu Sauce

    Grilled Shrimp with Ponzu Sauce
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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. ​