Lemon Grilled Shrimp

One of the my favorite all-time summer meals is this tangy lemon grilled shrimp recipe. It’s marinated in a delicious citrusy herb sauce and topped with melted butter.

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The lemon-herb marinade is great for all sorts of seafood. It can be tweaked toward Italian or Mexican flavors, depending on your choice of herbs.

After making the grilled shrimp marinade, place five shrimp on six pre-soaked skewers and marinate no more than 30 minutes.

Lemon Grilled Shrimp
Serve this tangy Grilled Shrimp with cilantro rice and grilled artichokes.

Serve this dish with fresh grilled vegetables, such as fire-roasted artichokes. A scoop of cilantro-lime rice is the perfect compliment to freshly grilled seafood.

Lemon Grilled Shrimp Recipe
This Grilled Shrimp Recipe is a delicious summer treat.
Lemon Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Lemon-Herb Grilled Shrimp

Recipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
One of the my favorite all-time grilling recipes is this delicious herb and lemon grilled shrimp, which is marinated in a tangy sauce and topped with melted butter.
The lemon-herb marinade is great for all sorts of seafood, and it can be tweaked toward Italian or Mexican flavors, depending on your choice of herbs.
Serve these along with some grilled artichokes for a delicious seafood feast.
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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 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 or cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garlic-shallot puree or crushed garlic


  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, parsley or tarragon roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/8 cup white wine optional
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic shallot puree or 1 clove minced garlic


  • Soak wooden skewers in water for about 1 hour.


  • Carefully remove the zest (outer yellow peel from the lemon). Next, cut the lemon in half and add lemon juice to a mixing bowl. Add the wine, chopped herbs and lemon zest, followed by the garlic. Slowly pour the olive oil into the marinade and whisk quickly until it starts to thicken. When the marinade has thickened, let it sit about 30 minutes and then pour it over your meat.

Prepare the Shrimp

  • 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.
  • Place shrimp skewers in the marinade for 30 minutes, turning halfway.
  • 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.
  • 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. Serve.
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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