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The best grilled shrimp recipe served with asparagus peas and brown rice with a bowl of butter sauce

The Best Grilled Shrimp Recipe

I've had this recipe in my database for as long as I can remember. It's title reads Best Grilled Shrimp Recipe. It's somewhat my go-to recipe for grilled shrimp kabobs, as we make this several times during the grilling season. This is a recipe where shrimp is marinated in bright flavors, grilled and then served with a sassy butter dipping sauce.
Course Main Course Seafood
Cuisine American
Keyword Best Grilled Shrimp Recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 604 kcal
Author Cooking On The Ranch


  • 1 pound Large shrimp In shell
  • For the marinade
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 clove garlic mashed
  • For the dipping sauce
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1/2 whole lemon for the juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon tabasco sauce


  1. For the Marinade: Combine shrimp and all marinade ingredients in a large non-reactive bowl and stir well. Marinate in refrigerator 3 - 4 hours. 

  2. For the dipping sauce: Melt butter in sauce pan. Add remaining ingredients. Keep warm.

  3. Remove shells and devein. Skewer shrimp close together. Cook over a hot grill 2 - 3 minutes per side, basting with the marinade every 30 seconds. 

  4. Place a small individual bowl of dipping sauce on each plate for each person to dip their shrimp.

Recipe Notes

If using wooden skewers, soak them for at least 30 minute before skewering shrimp.

Use two wooden skewers for each line of shrimp.

Nutrition Facts
The Best Grilled Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 604 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 347mg116%
Sodium 2922mg127%
Potassium 210mg6%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 708IU14%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 183mg18%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.