Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

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 - Perfect kabobs for the summer! | The Jenny Evolution

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.

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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 garlic lemon shrimp recipe for the BBQ | The Jenny Evolution

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

Grilled shrimp lemon garlic kabobs | The Jenny Evolution

Directions:

  1. Soak the bamboo skewers in water.
  2. In a small bowl, mix garlic, melted butter, salt, chili powder and lemon juice. Put aside half for grilling.
  3. Combine the shrimp and garlic butter mixture, making sure the shrimp are properly coated.
  4. Thread shrimp onto bamboo skewers (about 4 per skewer).
  5. Pre-heat grill to medium-high.
  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.
  7. Serve immediately.

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Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe
 
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.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Grill
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
Instructions
  1. Soak the bamboo skewers in water.
  2. In a small bowl, mix garlic, melted butter, salt, chili powder and lemon juice. Put aside half for grilling.
  3. Combine the shrimp and garlic butter mixture, making sure the shrimp are properly coated.
  4. Thread shrimp onto bamboo skewers (about 4 per skewer).
  5. Pre-heat grill to medium-high.
  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.
  7. Serve immediately.

 

 

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  1. I have been trying to pin this recipe and keep getting a message that says this site does not allow pins. That makes no sense to me as others have pinned it and you ave everything set up to pin. Hmmm. Any ideas?

  2. These look delicious! I’m on the Gulf Coast, and I come across people, not from here of course, that are afraid to cook shrimp. They’re just not familiar with it. Shrimp is a way of life here and we eat it all the time! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Yes! I grew up on the East Coast. Now that I’m in the Midwest, I’m surprised that people find it “exotic” to cook shrimp and even lobster. I think it’s what people are exposed to. With shipping nowadays, you can get fresh seafood any time, any where!

  3. Your Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp looks fantastic, we will love it! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. This is definitely a recipe I need to try – thank you for linking up to last weeks Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday don’t forget to link up to this weeks, if you haven’t done so already!