Want a great grilling recipe that isn’t the typical burger night? This grilled lemon garlic shrimp is a family pleaser and easy enough to make.
Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe
Shrimp often gets overlooked for summer grilling recipes, and I really don’t know why.
I do wonder if it’s because a lot of families didn’t grow up cooking with shrimp at home.
Being a girl who grew up on the East Coast, we even used to boil shrimp for the Friday night high school party. It was just part of the culture.
Living in the Midwest, however, I realize that it’s not commonplace for a lot of folks.
Come on, the last time you probably thought about grilling shrimp was when you were trying out your latest Australian accent — “Put another shrimp on the barbie.”
(Did you hear that? That was all of my Aussie friends groaning. LOVE you guys!) This post contains affiliate links.
Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp
For this grilled lemon garlic shrimp dish, we add several dashes of chili powder, but don’t be fooled.
It doesn’t add kick to these kabob beauties. Instead, it adds a touch of zest.
Also, you’ve probably noticed your grocery store offering up frozen shrimp.
I highly recommend you don’t turn up your nose… a lot of the shrimp you’ll find in the fish case was previously frozen as well.
And the bagged frozen shrimp can be a lot less expensive (and much more budget friendly).
If you don’t have time to thaw the shrimp overnight, a great trick is to place the shrimp under running cold water in a colander for 5 minutes.
That usually thaws them all the way through.
Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp Ingredients:
- Bamboo skewers
- 2-3 pounds shelled and deveined raw shrimp
- 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 10 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- Pinch of salt
- 3 dashes chili powder
- 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
Step 1: Soak the bamboo skewers in water.
Step 2: In a small bowl, mix garlic, melted butter, salt, chili powder and lemon juice. Put aside half for grilling.
Step 3: Combine the shrimp and garlic butter mixture, making sure the shrimp are properly coated.
Step 4: Thread shrimp onto bamboo skewers (about 4 per skewer).
Step 5: Pre-heat grill to medium-high.
Step 6: Grill shrimp on each side approx. 5-8 minutes, basting with the additional butter mixture if desired.
You want the shrimp to start browning slightly.
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