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Easy Grilled Shrimp is full of flavor and easy to make either directly on the grill or on skewers. No marinating required!

Grilled Shrimp on skewers on a white plate.

How do you cook shrimp on the grill?

Shrimp can be cooked directly on the grill grates, just be careful they don’t fall through. Or they can be cooked on skewers or wrapped in aluminum foil or parchment paper.

How long do I cook shrimp on the grill?

Cooking time for shrimp will depend on the size of your shrimp. Jumbo shrimp will cook in approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Shrimp cooks very quickly so watch it closely.

How many calories are in a piece of grilled shrimp?

Actual calories will vary based on the size of your shrimp, but one piece of grilled jumbo shrimp is approximately 8 to 10 calories.

Bird's eye view of Grilled Shrimp on skewers on a white plate.

How do you know if shrimp is cooked?

Raw shrimp is shiny, translucent, and gray. Shrimp is cooked through when it is no longer translucent and pink. The shrimp will also curl into a nice “C” shape.

What will happen if you overcook shrimp?

Overcooked shrimp will become rubbery and chewy and overall unpleasant to eat. They are still edible, they just have an unpleasant texture.

What do you eat with shrimp?

Shrimp can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish. Shrimp pairs well with other seafood, as well as meats, pastas, and salads. It is a very versatile option and there are more options than we could ever list. Here are some of our faorites:

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Bird's eye view of Grilled Shrimp on skewers on a white plate.
Easy Grilled Shrimp is full of flavor and easy to make either directly on the grill or on skewers. No marinating required!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  • Place the shrimp into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.
  • Sprinkle paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper over shrimp. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate while grill preheats.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat, about 500 degrees F. Soak wooden skewers in water, if using, 10 minutes.
  • Either thread shrimp onto skewers to cook, or place the shrimp directly on the grill individually. Be sure that your shrimp are large enough to not fall through the grates if you are not threading them on a skewer.
  • Cook shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side until they are no longer translucent. Serve hot.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 782mg | Potassium: 93mg | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Shrimp
Bird's eye view of Grilled Shrimp on skewers on a white plate.
Easy Grilled Shrimp is full of flavor and easy to make either directly on the grill or on skewers. No marinating required!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  • Place the shrimp into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.
  • Sprinkle paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper over shrimp. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate while grill preheats.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat, about 500 degrees F. Soak wooden skewers in water, if using, 10 minutes.
  • Either thread shrimp onto skewers to cook, or place the shrimp directly on the grill individually. Be sure that your shrimp are large enough to not fall through the grates if you are not threading them on a skewer.
  • Cook shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side until they are no longer translucent. Serve hot.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 782mg | Potassium: 93mg | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Shrimp
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