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Buttery Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Buttery Grilled Shrimp Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Buttery Grilled Shrimp

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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."

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"So simple and so good!"

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."

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."

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?"

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

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

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

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

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."

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!"

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2010

"Easy and delicious. We will definately be making this again and again."

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"Very tasty and easy to make."

Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"these shrimp are absolutely awesome! everyone loves them, and it is my go to recipes for shrimp. I have even used the recipe in a version of skillet shrimp, which also turned out just as tasty."

Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"I just loved the buttery mixture. It was not so overpowering as to take away the wonderful flavor of some good shrimp. ( You would think with 2 tsp chili powder) Lots of compliments at my BBQ. Soooo eaaasssy!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"Great Recipe. Michael"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"Wonderful taste to the shrimp. My husband just goes on about how good the sauce is. Have made three times, and will again."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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