In this post, you'll discover the best easy summer grilled shrimp recipes, including Cajun Shrimp, Spicy Shrimp Skewers, Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp, and more.
Grilled shrimp make a fantastic pick for summer BBQs and gatherings. They're simple to cook, and they also align with various healthy lifestyles. All of the following recipes are gluten-free.
- Why We Love Grilled Shrimp 🍤😊❤️
- How To Buy and Defrost Shrimp for Grilling
- Garlic Grilled Shrimp
- Smoked Shrimp Skewers
- Grilled Peel 'n Eat Shrimp
- Grilled Rosemary Shrimp
- Grilled Shrimp Bowl
- Cilantro Lime Shrimp
- Garlic Shrimp Kabobs
- Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Vegetables
- Grilled Shrimp Kebobs
- Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
- Grilled Shrimp Kebobs with Veggies
- Grilled Curry Shrimp
- What Goes with Grilled Shrimp?
Why We Love Grilled Shrimp 🍤😊❤️
Grilled shrimp is a perfect summer staple and an instant upgrade to any dinner – quick and bursting with flavor.
We love to grill in the summer months because the hot grill gives shrimp a great smoky flavor.
Because shrimp are so small, marinating takes 15-30 minutes, and they easily pick up all the flavors or the marinade.
Grilled shrimp is great for meal prep. Double or triple your batch and have the best leftovers ever!
And the number one reason we love grilled shrimp is that it Tastes So Good!
The next time you're down here in Florida, make sure you have a few Key West Pink shrimp. Pink shrimp are sweet and have a good bite when you eat them. You're going to love them!
How To Buy and Defrost Shrimp for Grilling
We recommend Large, Extra-Large, or Jumbo Shrimp for grilling. Smaller shrimp can be used for salads.
To defrost frozen shrimp, place the shrimp in a big bowl of cold water. Change the water every 10 minutes until the shrimp are defrosted. It shouldn't take more than 20 minutes.
Garlic Grilled Shrimp
Elevate your next summer get-together with this simple and crowd-pleasing recipe. Start by marinating succulent shrimp in a flavorful concoction, then throw them on the grill for that perfect char. The pièce de résistance? A luscious melted garlic butter sauce that takes these grilled shrimp to a whole new level of deliciousness. It's an easy-to-follow recipe that guarantees a hit at any summer gathering.
The marinade is easy to pull together and has clean ingredients. From Holli at Spend with Pennies.
Smoked Shrimp Skewers
This recipe is from Emilee of The Primitive Dish, a Paleo diet recipe website.
Emilee uses Primal Kitchen's Italian Dressing for the base of her marinade with a few other pantry staples. Check it out!
Grilled Peel 'n Eat Shrimp
This recipe is from Leigh of Craving California. Leigh is originally from Annapolis, Maryland, where they know a thing or two about seafood.
This is a grilled shrimp "with the shell on" recipe. Each guest will peel his or her own. Diana warns us against overcooking the shrimp. They can easily dry out.
Leigh seasons her Grilled Shrimp with Old Bay seasoning and butter—my kind of food!
Beware: These shrimp are saucy and spicy and you should have lots of napkins handy!
Grilled Rosemary Shrimp
From Chef Cynthia McCloud Woodman of What a Girl Eats, healthy food with a global spin.
These skewers, a great summer grilled shrimp recipe, feature juicy shrimp and colorful veggies perfectly charred on the grill.
This is a great Mediterranean-style shrimp dish that's loaded with flavor! Simply marinated in olive oil, rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper, this recipe is a keeper!
Grilled Shrimp Bowl
Recipe from Jessica, mom, wife, chef, and travel-obsessed photographer at The Forked Spoon. This is a simple and healthy one-bowl meal. Grilled shrimp is enjoyed with avocado and a blend of diced veggies.
Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Lisa from Cooking with Curls marinates her shrimp in a combination of oil, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, zest, cayenne, salt, and pepper before grilling. This recipe can be whipped up in under 10 minutes on the grill.
Garlic Shrimp Kabobs
Jessica from Savory Experiment elevates her grilled shrimp kebabs by marinating them in wine, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Skewered alongside tomatoes, onions, and summer squash, they look absolutely delicious!
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Vegetables
You know how you skewer your veggies and meat or seafood on a skewer and the vegetables don't cook all the way through? Aysegul from Foolproof Living uses her secret technique to cook her shrimp and vegetables evenly. Check it out!
Grilled Shrimp Kebobs
Infused with a mixture of lemon, garlic, and herbs, these kabobs explode with vibrant flavors. Diana from Little Sunny Kitchen expertly grills them to juicy perfection in just a matter of minutes.
Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
Here is another fantastic way to prepare grilled shrimp. Be sure to explore this recipe for Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers by Anne of Fannetastic Food. Create sweet and savory skewers for the ultimate BBQ experience!
Grilled Shrimp Kebobs with Veggies
Jessica from Savory Experiments sows us how to create Thai Grilled Shrimp. A quick and healy dinner option made with coconut milk, Thai seasoning, and lime juice. It's a delicious meal that comes together effortlessly!
Grilled Curry Shrimp
These grilled curry shrimp strike a perfect balance between sweet and spicy. Jumbo Wild shrimp are skewered and seasoned with a simple curry rub for a great appetizer course.
Whether you're throwing a backyard get-together or craving a light dinner, these grilled shrimp recipes capture the spirit of summer in every delicious bite.
What Goes with Grilled Shrimp?
- Lemon Asparagus Rice
- Authentic Spanish Rice Recipe
- The Best Roasted Asparagus
- Roasted Tiny Red Potatoes
- Oven Roasted Spaghetti Squash
- Chickpea Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad
- Mexican Black Bean Salad With Chili Lime Vinaigrette
- Low-Carb Caesar Salad
Enjoy these Grilled Shrimp Recipes this summer at your next BBQ.
Explore our extensive collection of seafood recipes made with fresh catches from Florida.
And don't forget a fresh authentic Key West Key Lime Pie for dessert!
No. You can use fresh or frozen raw shrimp to make grilled shrimp.
Yes, you can use a Lodge cast-iron grill pan. You'll have to work in batches because the surface is only 10 inches across, but it is manageable. I
Shrimp cook quickly on the grill. Over a medium-high heat, cook shrimp 2-3 minutes per side for best results. You will know when the shrimp are cooked through when they are no longer translucent.
If you are serving grilled shrimp with lots of other sides and seafood, you could probably do a quarter pound per person. To be safe, I would cook one-third pound per person for kebobs or grilled shrimp main course.