6 Shrimp Classics That Are Loads Better on the Grill

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Shrimp are quick to cook and even quicker to disappear from your plate, but they’re even better smoky and hot off the grill. Now that it’s August and the grill’s sizzled its fair share of burgers and hot dogs, give classic shrimp dishes the grilled treatment too.

Shrimp Scampi

A lemony, garlicky and buttery plate of shrimp scampi is one of our fans’ most-beloved dishes — and it’s even better done up on the grill. Bobby Flay’s Grilled Shrimp Scampi dish has all the bright flavor of the classic, plus a delightful char.

Seafood Pasta

Your shrimp-and-pasta preparations may be exclusively skillet-made creations up until this point, but Giada De Laurentiis grills the shrimp, plus the lobster, to inject her spicy Grilled Shrimp Fra Diavolo with a summertime vibe.

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Po’ Boys

Traditional seafood po’ boys may be stuffed with fried shrimp (or oysters), but this recipe for a Grilled Shrimp Po’ Boy gets its flavor from the flame, plus a kick of smoked paprika, cayenne, Worcestershire and hot sauce.

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Fajitas

If you’ve ever ordered fajitas at a restaurant, you’re familiar with that audible sizzle. This Healthy Grilled Shrimp Foil Pack may not feature that iconic sound, but packing the shrimp into foil packs and cooking them on the grill makes them healthier and virtually mess-free.

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Chef Name: Food Network KitchenFull Recipe Name: Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Tomato Cocktail SauceTalent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Network Kitchen’s Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Tomato Cocktail Sauce, as seen on Foodnetwork.comProject: Foodnetwork.com, SUMMER/APPETIZERS/PASTAShow Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network,Chef Name: Food Network KitchenFull Recipe Name: Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Tomato Cocktail SauceTalent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Network Kitchen’s Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Tomato Cocktail Sauce, as seen on Foodnetwork.comProject: Foodnetwork.com, SUMMER/APPETIZERS/PASTAShow Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

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Shrimp Cocktail

A platter of shrimp cocktail is no stranger to the summer party circuit, but this revamped rendition makes the ho-hum appetizer decidedly more exciting. Instead of pairing store-bought cooked shrimp and cocktail sauce together and calling it a day, Food Network Kitchen’s Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Tomato Cocktail Sauce brings the flavor of the grill to both the shrimp and the homemade sauce.

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Chef Name: Food Network KitchenFull Recipe Name: Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad SkewersTalent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Network Kitchen’s Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad Skewers, as seen on Foodnetwork.comProject: Foodnetwork.com, SUMMER/APPETIZERS/PASTAShow Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network,Chef Name: Food Network KitchenFull Recipe Name: Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad SkewersTalent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Network Kitchen’s Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad Skewers, as seen on Foodnetwork.comProject: Foodnetwork.com, SUMMER/APPETIZERS/PASTAShow Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

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Shrimp Caesar Salad

Topping a Caesar salad with shrimp is about as customary as garnishing it with croutons. Next time you make it at home, grill the shrimp, bread (aka soon-to-be croutons) and lettuce over a hot grill all together for Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad Skewers.

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