Buttery Grilled Shrimp Recipe
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Buttery Grilled Shrimp Recipe

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This is easy and delicious! These shrimp are great with steak, but for a special occasion, brush the sauce on lobster tails and grill. —Sheryl Shenberger, Albuquerque, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds uncooked shrimp (16-20 per pound), peeled and deveined

Nutritional Facts

1 skewer: 201 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 19g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; set aside 1/4 cup. Thread shrimp onto eight metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  2. Grill shrimp, covered, over medium heat 3-5 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink, basting occasionally with butter mixture. Remove from grill; brush with reserved butter mixture. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Buttery Grilled Shrimp in Simple & Delicious September/October 2009, p51

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 265167
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2017

"Very good and so easy to make! I don't have my grill set up, so I just made the sauce in a skillet and cooked the shrimp in the sauce!! easy peasy!"

[email protected] User ID: 4441258 105533
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"I've made this one a couple of times. It's a simple, no fuss recipe for when you don't know what you're going to cook. Just defrost some frozen shrimp and go."

leosuser User ID: 6156428 104917
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"So simple and so good!"

mjkrein User ID: 5768086 113383
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"what a simple and pleasant combination of flavors. I was looking for a quick meal, so thawed some frozen medium shrimp, and just sauteed them in the sauce. Delicious."

scrapo User ID: 2908723 173567
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

"Excellent! Although I didn't thread them unto skewers I just wrapped them in foil and poured buttery sauce over them before grilling."

susiema User ID: 5725273 105526
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"I have a question - what do you do with the sauce? It says to reserve 1/4 C and that is brushed onto the shrimp while grilling. Where has the rest of the sauce been used? Marinade? If so how long?"

lhmom User ID: 1080940 100982
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"So simple and so good! I am going to try the sauce on Grilled white fish too, can't wait!"

lhmom User ID: 1080940 161804
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"So simple and so good! I am going to try the sauce on Grilled white fish too, can't wait!"

txzookeeper User ID: 3016068 100980
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"After reading all the reviews, I was really disappointed when I made these. They were average at best and not something anyone thought was good enough to make again. I'll keep looking for a good grilled shrimp recipe."

landstromd User ID: 2714243 161803
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"Oh boy! My men absolutely loved this dish. My 18year old son inhaled these! We all loved them. Using the leftover sauce to dip the shrimp in reminded us of the sauce used at the Japanese Steak House. Super Yummy! I used mega-shrimp (13 to a pound) and grilled a bit longer, of course. Very good and will certainly make again and again. Thanks!"

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