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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. 

Course Main Couse Seafood
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled, shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 244 kcal
Author www.highlandsranchfoodie.com


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.
  4. Stuff about half of the butter under the shells of the shrimp (about 1/2 tablespoon per shrimp).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Tyler Florence Ultimate Grilled Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 191mg8%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 815IU16%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.