Grilled Shrimp Recipe

One of my all-time favorite things to barbecue is this delicious grilled shrimp recipe, which is marinated in a delicious lemon-herb sauce and topped with melted butter. Serve these along with some grilled artichokes for a delicious seafood feast. Learn how to make it, step-by-step, with my Grilled Shrimp Recipe Video above.

Grilled Shrimp

Serving Size: 6

Grilled Shrimp


  • 30 shrimp (size U-21 or bigger)
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 6 wooden skewers
  • Garlic Butter:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic-shallot puree, see my recipe


  1. Soak wooden skewers in water for about 1 hour.
  2. Prepare my lemon-herb marinade, substituting chopped parsley for the cilantro (if desired).
  3. Thaw shrimp under cold water or in the refrigerator. Place five shrimp on each skewer, moving through the tail first, and then the head area.
  4. Place shrimp skewers in the marinade for 30 minutes, turning halfway.
  5. In the meantime, prepare the garlic butter by melting 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepot with the chopped parsley and garlic puree. Cook 1-2 minutes until it bubbles and remove from heat.
  6. Grill shrimp on the grill or barbecue for roughly 2 minutes each side, being careful of any flare-ups, which can burn the shrimp quickly. After turning once, brush with the melted garlic butter.
  7. Serve immediately.

Recipe by Jason Hill /