Our Favorite Grilled Shrimp Recipes

Shrimp is one of our go-to proteins during grilling season. Not only does it cook up quickly (just a few minutes per side!) but it’s easy to prepare and tastes great with all our favorite seasonings.

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Thai-Style Basil Shrimp with Basil-Coconut Rice

A simple marinade can totally transform grilled shrimp, like this one made with lime juice, curry paste and garlic. After a few minutes in the refrigerator and even fewer on the grill, your shrimp will be infused with Thai-inspired flavors — and be incredibly delicious!

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Tex-Mex Shrimp Fajitas with Squash and Zucchini

These Tex-Mex fajitas feature grilled shrimp rubbed with chili powder, chipotle chile powder and paprika. Guaranteed to be a family favorite.

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Grilled Shrimp, Arugula and Watermelon Salad

Toss a completely refreshing arugula and watermelon salad with cucumber, mint, onion and olive, and top it with spicy grilled shrimp.

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Grilled Shrimp with Chimichurri

Trisha serves her grilled shrimp with a simple salsa made from cilantro, mango, lime juice, jalapeno and red onion for the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors.

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Grilled Shrimp with Rice Noodles

Grilled shrimp doesn’t take look to cook, just a few minutes on each side. That means it’s possible to pull a full meal together quickly — in just 35 minutes.

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Grilled Radicchio and Shrimp Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

It doesn’t take much to turn grilled shrimp into a delicious and satisfying summer meal. Valerie proves that with her charred radicchio and shrimp, topped with an easy-to-make, honey-mustard vinaigrette.

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Grilled Shrimp with Smoky Grilled Tomato Cocktail Sauce

Bobby doubles down on the flavor and grills the tomatoes for his cocktail sauce too. Just be sure to follow his lead and brush yours with olive oil so they don’t stick to the grates when you grill them.

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Grilled Shrimp Skewers and Plantains

Plantains don’t have to be fried! Ripe ones (yellow with black spots) taste great grilled, making them the perfect accompaniment to these flavorful shrimp skewers.

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Grilled Spice-Rubbed Shrimp "Nicoise" Salad

Bobby keeps some of the classic elements of the niçoise salad (like the green beans and potatoes) but updates the recipe by adding flavorful, spice-rubbed, grilled shrimp.

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Shrimp Fajitas with Mushrooms and Corn

Stuck in a weeknight dinner rut? During the summer months you can easily shake things up with this simple, marinated-then-grilled shrimp. We like ours folded into tortillas with corn, poblano peppers and sautéed mushrooms, but you can feel free to use your favorite fajita fillings.

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Grilled Shrimp Salad

This recipe calls for metal skewers for grilling. If you don’t have any you can use wooden ones, just be sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes first, so that they don’t catch fire on the grill.

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Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Tropical Salsa

If you’re a fan of the sweet-and-smoky combo, this recipe is for you. Chipotle-marinated grilled shrimp is served with a pineapple salsa for the perfect balance of flavor.

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Grilled Shrimp with Garlic (Gambas al Ajillo)

Bobby dressed these shrimp with a Spanish-inspired automatic marinade, which means the shrimp are put straight onto the grill after the marinade is brushed on. Cooking the shrimp on skewers makes them easier to flip and move around the grill.

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Grilled Seafood Pasta Fra Diavolo

Giada tops her pasta fra diavlo with tender shrimp, clams and lobster meat. The seafood's subtle sweetness helps to offset the heat of the tomato sauce.

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Grilled Caesar Salad with Shrimp

This quickie Caesar dressing has the all-important ingredients that make a Caesar dressing so addictive — anchovies, garlic and a lot of lemon juice. Slathered on romaine hearts and chunky grilled baguette, it makes for a unique grilled salad that is a winner on a hot summer day.

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Grilled Shrimp Dogs with Grilled Vegetable Relish

These simple "shrimp dogs" have just two ingredients-shrimp and mayonnaise. You can shape the dogs and make the relish the day before you plan to serve them and refrigerate overnight.

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Grilled Shrimp and Polenta

This play on shrimp and grits uses store-bought polenta, because the last thing you want to do when it's hot is stand over a pot of steaming cornmeal. The shrimp, polenta, and grape tomatoes all grill together in just a few minutes and then get topped with a spicy butter that melts into a luscious sauce for the hot shrimp.

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Greek Orzo and Grilled Shrimp Salad with Mustard-Dill Vinaigrette

The freshness and simplicity of Mediterranean cooking is on display in this simple grilled shrimp salad recipe. You'll know the shrimp are done cooking when they turn light pink — the telltale sign of doneness.

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Grilled Shrimp Po' Boy

A spicy marinade made with smoked paprika, cayenne, Worcestershire and hot sauce gives the shrimp for these po' boys lots of flavor. Try toasting the split baguettes on the grill for the added element of crunch.

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Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Tomato Cocktail Sauce

Whether you serve the sauce warm or at room temperature alongside shrimp hot off the grill, the dish is perfect for a party or as a simple dinner-just toss a crisp salad and get some crusty bread to complete the meal.

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Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Bobby turns this classic shrimp dish into a meal on the grill, for a complete dinner in less than an hour.

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