Old Bay Marinated and Grilled Shrimp

These shrimp marinate for only 30 minutes in a flavorful mix of lemon juice, garlic and the powerhouse spice blend, Old Bay seafood seasoning. Don't be tempted to let them sit in the sauce any longer than that because the lemon juice will start to cook the shrimp and make them tough. Serve with some boiled or roasted potatoes for a grill-lover's version of a shrimp boil.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min (includes marinating time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 large lemon

2 large cloves garlic

1 tablespoon seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 pound jumbo shrimp (16/20), peeled and deveined

Hot sauce, for serving


  1. Juice half of the lemon and add the juice to a medium glass bowl. Finely grate the garlic and add to the bowl along with the Old Bay seasoning, olive oil and shrimp. Toss to combine.
  2. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the remaining lemon half into wedges and reserve for serving.
  3. Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and put on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. In batches, cook the shrimp until lightly charred in spots on both sides and just cooked through, about 3 minutes total. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large plate.
  4. Serve the shrimp with the reserved lemon wedges and hot sauce. 

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