Grilled Shrimp

Prep Time
Cook Time
1d 16h 5m
Ready In

"Recipe source: Bon Appetit (June, 2005)"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (182.8 g)
  • Calories 273.6
  • Total Fat - 19.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 190.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1108.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.3 g
  • Protein - 20.8 g
  • Calcium - 93.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a bowl whisk together the marinade ingredients (oil-pepper).

Step 2

Thread 6 shrimp on each of six metal skewers (10-12 inch) and place the skewers in a glass baking dish. Spoon all but 1/4 cup marinade over the shrimp and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Step 3

Prepare grill (medium high heat) and grill shrimp until opaque in center (about 5 minutes total, turning halfway through). Arrange on a platter and spoon the reserved marinade over the skewered shrimp.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Make sure to buy peeled and deveined shrimp for this recipe to save time.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, use less hot pepper sauce.

  • Olive oil - Coconut oil: Coconut oil has a higher smoke point than olive oil, so it's better for grilling. It also has a milder flavor, so it won't overpower the other ingredients.
  • White wine vinegar - Rice vinegar: Rice vinegar is milder than white wine vinegar, so it won't overpower the other flavors. It also has a slightly sweet taste that will complement the other ingredients.

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp In a bowl whisk together the marinade ingredients (oil-pepper), adding 1/4 cup lemon juice and 2 tablespoons minced garlic. Follow the same instructions as listed above for Grilled Shrimp.

Grilled Asparagus - Grilled asparagus is the perfect accompaniment to grilled shrimp. It adds a fresh, earthy flavor that pairs well with the flavors of the marinade. Plus, it's a healthy and easy side dish that will make your meal complete.

Roasted Potatoes: Roasted potatoes are a great side dish to serve with grilled shrimp and asparagus. They are simple to make and can be cooked in the same pan as the shrimp and asparagus. Roasted potatoes provide a delicious, crispy texture that complements the other ingredients. Plus, they are a great source of complex carbohydrates for a balanced meal.


Q: How long should I marinate the shrimp?

A: Marinate the shrimp for a minimum of 30 minutes or up to 2 hours for best results.

Q: What type of shrimp should I use?

A: For best results, use raw, deveined large shrimp with the shells removed.

2 Reviews


These were pretty good hot off the grill. Next time I would cut down on the Tabasco. A little too hot for our taste!


review by:
(3 Jun 2020)


I cut the recipe down to 2 servings...and used parsley instead of basil (only because the basil turned bad)...this was so easy to prepare and so very tasty...I cooked them on my George Foreman grill...yummy...served them for one of our appy nights...made for "Bill Board" tag game...


review by:
(28 Jun 2019)

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Fun facts:

This recipe for Grilled Shrimp is a variation of the popular Italian dish, scampi, which is made with garlic, butter, and white wine. The addition of Worcestershire sauce to this recipe is said to have been inspired by the famous chef Auguste Escoffier, who is credited with popularizing the dish.

Grilled Shrimp is also a favorite of the late singer Prince, who famously dined at the restaurant Paisley Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was known to order the dish whenever he went there.