The Best Grilled Shrimp Recipes

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    Spicy Orange Grilled Shrimp

    Spicy Orange Grilled Shrimp
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    Marinated in orange marmalade, balsamic vinegar, and lime juice, these grilled shrimp are packed with flavor. Grilled hot and fast, this recipe can be prepared ahead of time and then thrown on the grill a few minutes before it is time to eat. Perfect for parties and appetizers.

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    Garlic Butter Shrimp

    Grilled garlic shrimp
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    Admit it, there are few things better than a pile of buttery shrimp. These shrimp get tossed in a quick marinade and then basted with the butter garlic sauce on the grill. Quick and easy, this is the recipe for fantastic grilled shrimp.

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  • 03 of 19

    Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

    Jumbo grilled shrimp
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    This is one of my most popular recipe, period. Big shrimp marinated in lemon and herbs and tossed on a flaming hot grill. This is more than a great recipe, it is a great dish to cook while everyone is gathered around the grill.

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    Citrus-Honey Grilled Shrimp

    Citrus-Honey Grilled Shrimp
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    The honey that goes into the marinade and basting sauce for these grilled shrimp gives them a light sweetness that is unique in most shrimp recipes. These are the perfect appetizer or meal for any gathering.

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  • 05 of 19

    Australian Shrimp on the Barbie

    Australian Shrimp on the Barbie
    Australian Shrimp on the Barbie. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Get the biggest shrimp you can find. Toss them in this delicious marinade. Then throw them on a hot grill for a few minutes. You will have just enough time to open a beer between when these shrimp hit the grill and when they are cooked.

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  • 06 of 19

    New Orleans-Style Barbeque Shrimp

    New Orleans barbecue shrimp
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    True. This shrimp recipe isn't grilled and it certainly isn't barbecue, but this classic New Orleans dish is delicious. The shrimp of cooked hot and fast in an incredible sauce packed with flavor. You have to try this recipe at least once in your life.

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  • 07 of 19

    Spicy Cajun BBQ Shrimp

    Cajun bbq shrimp
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    Butter and spicy, these shrimp can be grilled or broiled quickly. The secret is barbecue sauce that gives them the rich flavor that makes these so good.

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  • 08 of 19

    Grilled Margarita Shrimp

    Grilled margarita shrimp
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    This grilled shrimp recipe starts by literally making a Margarita. The tequila and Triple Sec in this marinade adds amazing flavors to these shrimp. This is the best shrimp recipe for any cocktail party.

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  • 09 of 19

    Rosemary Garlic Shrimp

    Rosemary grilled shrimp
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    Rosemary is one of the perfect flavors for shrimp. The strong flavor seeps in and makes these the perfect shrimp to serve on pasta or rice. 

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    Grilled Shrimp Scampi

    Grilled shrimp scampi
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    By throwing these shrimp on the grill to give them a quick char before mixing them into a fantastic scampi sauce, they pick up so much more flavor. This is the classic shrimp scampi with a whole lot more flavor.

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    Shrimp and Pineapple Kebabs

    Shrimp and Pineapple Kebabs
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    The easiest way to grill shrimp is on skewers. Throw some pineapple on those kebabs and you get a tropic treat that makes for the perfect appetizer or meal. These shrimp kebabs are sweet with just a touch of sriracha heat.

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  • 12 of 19

    Sack'em Shrimp

    Sack'em Shrimp
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    This recipe from Mike Golic takes spicy, grilled shrimp off the grill and into a paper bag to get tossed with seasonings for extra flavor. As Mike says, you can eat these right out of the bag like popcorn.

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    Red Pepper Shrimp

    Grilled Red Pepper Shrimp
    Grilled Red Pepper Shrimp. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Spicy shrimp are an amazingly good thing. These grilled shrimp get heat from three sources before hitting the grill for a quick and easy meal or appetizer. Thread these on skewers and the grilling will go fast.

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    Grilled Shrimp Burger

    Grilled shrimp burger
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    This certainly is a unique way to cook shrimp. Chop up the shrimp, mix it with mayonnaise and breadcrumbs, then form into patties. Grilling will require a delicate touch, but it isn't difficult and you will be eating shrimp burgers in minutes.

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    Shrimp and Citrus Stew

    Grilled Shrimp and Citrus Stew
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    A new take on a classic dish, this shrimp stew starts out on the grill for extra flavor and a light smokiness. This is an elegant dish that can be prepared in under 30 minutes.

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    Tequila Lime Shrimp

    Tequila Lime Shrimp
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    What could be more festive that grilled shrimp, marinated in Tequila and lime. Rich in flavor, this shrimp dish is amazingly fast. You can mix up the marinade and have it ready for the perfect time. The cooking time on the grill is only a matter of a few minutes.

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    Shrimp with Ponzu Sauce

    Grilled Shrimp with Ponzu Sauce
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    The classic Japanese recipe with a new twist, these grilled shrimp are succulent and delicious. I would really recommend doubling this recipe because once you start, it is hard to stop eating these shrimp.

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    Tandoori Shrimp

    Tandoori Shrimp
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    Tandoori means flavor (okay, not literally) and these shrimp are loaded with it. The rich tandoori marinade builds up the flavors on these shrimp before they hit the grill. Throw them on a hot, hot grill and in minutes you have something amazing. 

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    Pineapple-Chili Shrimp Kebabs

    Pineapple-Chili Shrimp Kebabs
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    Even though these shrimp take a dip in a wonderful marinade, this dish can still be prepared in about 30 minutes. The marinade is packed with flavor and power, which is why the marinating time is short, so the shrimp don't cook. Thread onto skewers with pineapple chunks and onions and you have an amazing meal.

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