We've rounded up 20 simple summer grilled shrimp recipes from bloggers across the USA. This post features the best grilled shrimp recipes from Cajun Shrimp, Spicy Shrimp, Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp, and many others.
- Why We Love Grilled Shrimp
- How To Buy Shrimp
- 20 Simple Summer Grilled Shrimp Recipes
- 1-Garlic Grilled Shrimp
- 2-Smoked Shrimp Skewers
- 3-Grilled Curry Shrimp
- 4-Grilled Peel 'n Eat Shrimp
- 5-Grilled Rosemary Shrimp
- 6-Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers
- 7-Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Bowls
- 8-Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
- 9-Grilled Shrimp Kebobs
- 10-Grilled Shrimp Bowl
- 11-Grilled Shrimp Kabobs (With Charred Veggies)
- 12-Grilled Ginger Lime Shrimp
- 13-Cilantro Lime Shrimp
- 14-Incredible Shrimp Marinade
- 15-Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
- 16-Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Vegetables
- 17-Citrus Marinated Grilled Shrimp
- 18-Tandoori shrimp
- 19-Shrimp Louie Salad Recipe
- 20-Garlic Shrimp Kabobs
Why We Love Grilled Shrimp
The sweet taste of Key West Pink Shrimp is unlike any other!
- Grilling keeps the kitchen cool.
- Shrimp are small and cook quickly.
- Grilling gives the shrimp a great smoky flavor.
- Marinating shrimp only takes about 30 minutes.
- Everyone loves shrimp!
And the number one reason we love grilled shrimp is: It tastes sooooo good!
How To Buy Shrimp
1-We recommend Large, Extra-Large or Jumbo Shrimp. Smaller shrimp can be used for salads. You can pick up local, wild-caught shrimp all over Florida, fresh or frozen.
2-If you are buying frozen shrimp and need to defrost them, 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 over 20 minutes.
If you defrost shrimp in warm water, they will start cooking from the heat of the water and that might ruin your dish.
3-Come to Key Largo and get fresh shrimp at any restaurant. It's fantastic!
20 Simple Summer Grilled Shrimp Recipes
1-Garlic Grilled Shrimp
This recipe is from Holli of Spend with Pennies.
Grilled Shrimp is a perfect summer staple. Follow this easy recipe for your next summer get-together that everyone will love.
Soak the shrimp in a tasty marinade and grill! The shrimp are served with a melted garlic butter sauce and its delicious!
The marinade is easy to pull together and has clean ingredients. Gluten Free.
2-Smoked Shrimp Skewers
This recipe is from Emilee of The Primitive Dish, a Paleo diet recipe website.
These Smoked Shrimp Skewers are marinaded in a tangy Whole30 marinade and then smoked and grilled to perfection!
Emilee uses Primal Kitchen's Italian Dressing for the base of her marinade with a few other pantry staples. Check it out!
3-Grilled Curry Shrimp
This recipe is from Robin of Mom Foodie.
The shrimp is dry rubbed with curry powder, turmeric, ginger, and cayenne to make Grilled Curry Shrimp. Outstanding!
4-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!
5-Grilled Rosemary Shrimp
From Chef Cynthia McCloud Woodman of What a Girl Eats, healthy food with a global spin.
This is a great Mediterranean style shrimp dish that's loaded with flavor! Simply marinated in olive oil, rosemary and garlic, salt and pepper, this recipe is a keeper!
It’s gluten-free, low-carb, Keto-friendly, Whole30, and good for Kaufmann Phase 1.
6-Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers
If you are looking for another great way to serve up your shrimp off the grill, check out this great recipe for Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers!
Recipe by Kelli Miller, from Three Boys and A Dog.
7-Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Bowls
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.
8-Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
Chef Dennis from the very popular website, Ask Chef Dennis, cooks up Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers.
Shrimp is skewered with pineapple, onions, and bell peppers and then seasoned with a blend of sweet chili sauce, lime juice, and cilantro. Very delicious!
Chef urges you to soak your wooden skewers for one hour before placing them on the grill so they don't burn.
9-Grilled Shrimp Kebobs
Amanda from Amanda's Cooking presents shrimp in a simple marinade of lime, garlic, and cilantro.
10-Grilled Shrimp Bowl
From Taryn at Hot Pan Kitchen, a Grilled Shrimp Bowl is really an easy meal to make for lunch or dinner.
Taryn marinates the shrimp in smoked paprika, garlic powder, ground cumin, and ground black pepper. After she grills some vegetables and the shrimp, she plates it all with cauliflower rice.
11-Grilled Shrimp Kabobs (With Charred Veggies)
This recipe for Grilled Shrimp Kabobs is from Diana at Little Sunny Kitchen. She marinates the shrimp with lemon, garlic, honey, and herbs.
The shrimp are skewered with peppers and onions and then grilled for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
Diana warns us against overcooking the shrimp. They can easily dry out.
12-Grilled Ginger Lime Shrimp
Patti from Hearth and Vine gave us this Grilled Ginger Lime Shrimp recipe. Looks fabulous!
You can serve them over rice or pasta with a wedge of lime.
13-Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Lisa from Cooking with Curls sent us this recipe for Cilantro Lime Shrimp. With a combination of oil, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and zest, cayenne, salt, and pepper, these can be whipped up in under 10 minutes on either the grill or in the oven.
14-Incredible Shrimp Marinade
Jessica from Fanbulosity marinates her grilled shrimp in a combination of olive oil, vinegar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, and pepper for one hour before grilling to perfection. Once marinated, the recipe takes 5 minutes to cook.
Jessica calls this a healthy shrimp recipe that is perfect for grilling and sauteing. Each serving has 443 calories and 1g of carbs!
15-Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Don't you love lettuce wraps? They're like a portable sandwich without the bread. This recipe incorporates grilled shrimp and bibb lettuce for a dish that's crazy good!
16-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!
17-Citrus Marinated Grilled Shrimp
Kat and Melinda from Home Made Interest marinate their grilled shrimp in a blend of three different citrus fruit juices: lemon, lime and orange to ensure a big flavor in every bite. They teach you how to grill shrimp kebobs and how to get the meal on the table in 20 minutes for a fast weeknight meal.
Caroline from Caroline's Kitchen sent us this recipe for tandoori shrimp includes a marinade of spiced yogurt mixed with Indian flavors. Served with naan bread and chutney, you have a complete meal that is divine!
19-Shrimp Louie Salad Recipe
Marcie from Flavor the Moments makes a grilled shrimp salad with hard-boiled eggs, avocado, and an assortment of fresh veggies. She serves it with a homemade mayonnaise-based dressing that is flavored with ketchup, capers, pickle relish, Worcestershire, and more.
I haven't made it yet, but this looks fantastic!
20-Garlic Shrimp Kabobs
Jessica from Savory Experiments marinates her grilled shrimp kebob with Holland House White Cooking Wine, olive oil, minced garlic, Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
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
If you are cooking on an outdoor grill, the shrimp need to be on wooden or metal skewers or a grill pan with holes in it so the shrimp don't slip through the cracks. If you are indoor grilling on a cast iron grill pan, you don't need skewers.
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.
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