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Tyler Florence Ultimate Grilled Shrimp recipe

Tyler Florence Ultimate Grilled Shrimp

With lots of butter, a splash of basil and lemon. A recipe for Tyler Florence Ultimate Grilled Shrimp. 
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 244kcal


  • Oil to coat the grill grates
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil loose packed
  • 2 lemons divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 jumbo shrimp shells split down the back, deveined


  • Put a large grill pan on 2 burners over medium-high heat or preheat an outdoor gas or charcoal grill and get it very hot.
  • If you're using an outdoor grill, take a few paper towels and fold them over several times to make a thick square. Blot a small amount of oil on the paper towel, then carefully and quickly wipe the hot grates of the grill to make a nonstick grilling surface.
  • Meanwhile, add the butter into a food processor with the basil leaves (reserve a few for garnish), the juice of 1 of the lemons, and salt and pepper. Puree.
  • Stuff about half of the butter under the shells of the shrimp (about 1/2 tablespoon per shrimp).
  • Lay the shrimp on the hot grill and cook for 3 minutes on each side, brushing with the remaining basil butter a few times as they cook.
  • To serve, put the shrimp on plates and dot with the remaining basil butter. Squeeze the remaining lemon over the shrimp and garnish the plates with basil leaves.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg