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Buttery Grilled Shrimp

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 29, 2022
This grilled shrimp recipe 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


  • 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 5 ingredients; set aside 1/4 cup. Thread shrimp onto 8 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.
Grilled Shrimp Tips

Do you have to soak wooden skewers when making grilled shrimp?

When it comes to making skewers, kabobs or any food on a stick, you'll always want to soak wooden skewers. By soaking them in water for about an hour, they will have less of a chance of catching on fire.

What can you serve with grilled shrimp?

One of the best things about grilled shrimp is they cook very quickly. Why not serve 30-minute side dishes that are equally fast to prepare? You really can’t go wrong with picking sides, as the flavor of shrimp goes so well with just about every vegetable.

How long will grilled shrimp last?

Once your shrimp come off the grill, whatever is left over after 2 hours should be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Stored this way, you can add them cold directly to your favorite salad. If you want them hot, cook them only for a few seconds in a medium-hot skillet.

James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Culinary Editor

Nutrition Facts

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

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