Grilled Shrimp Recipes and Marinades

Grilled Shrimp Recipes and Marinades



By Chris Richter


Grilled Shrimp with Chile Lime Marinade

3T Olive Oil

6 Cloves Garlic, smashed, chopped, and smeared to a paste

1 Jalapeno Pepper, finely minced

1.5 T Chives

1.5 T Cilantro

1.5 T Italian Parsley

Juice of 1 Lime

Fresh Ground Pepper


Basil Marinade

1 c Dry White Wine

1 c Extra Virgin Olive Oil

5 T Lemon Juice

1/4 c Dijon Mustard

1 c chopped fresh basil


New Orleans Seafood / Cajun Marinade

1/2 c Vegetable Oil

1/4 c Soy Sauce

1/4 c Lemon Juice

1/4 c Fresh Parsley

2 T Worcestershire

2 T Red Wine Vinegar

1 T Dry Mustard

1 T Paprika

1 T Minced Garlic

1/4 t Red Pepper Flakes


BBQ Style

3 T Lemon Juice

1 T Ketchup

1 T White Wine

1 T Worcestershire

1 T Butter, melted


Standard Issue

3 Cloves Garlic

1/4 c Soy Sauce

1/2 c Olive Oil

1/2 c Lemon Juice

3 T Chopped Parsley

3 T Chopped Onion

1/2 t Pepper

1/2 t Salt

Realistically, you can’t really go wrong. In a pinch, a green (parsley, cilantro, green onions, chives), an oil (not motor oil and you’re fine), and a citrus (any citrus) will get you by.

For any of these marinades, just stick to the general rules on grilling shrimp:

  • Shrimp marinade fast(er) than other meats. You need at least 20 minutes, but you’ll have a mess if you leave them overnight.
  • The high citrus marinades will alter your cook time. Don’t overcook. It’s sad.


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