Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe, the ultimate grilling season food. Learn how to make the perfect grilled shrimp skewers at home. Served with grilled corn on the cob and grilled potatoes in foil.
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Total Time:25 Minutes
1/2cup8 Tbsp unsalted butter
4clovesof garlicpressed or minced
1Tbspcajun spiceprovides light heat; it’s not too spicy
1/2tspsaltomit if using salted butter
1Tbsplemon juicefrom 1/2 medium lemon
2lbsuncooked large shrimp21-25 count, peeled and deveined
12medium wooden skewers
Soak wooden skewers in water 30 min (reduces burning of the sticks). Preheat Grill to med/high (400˚F).
Combine all marinade ingredients in a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer then remove from heat. Pour half of the mixture into a ramekin and leave remaining marinade in pan (You’ll brush on half now and brush on remaining marinade after shrimp are grilled).
Skewer 4 shrimp on each damp skewer without leaving spaces. Lay skewers flat on a rimmed cookie sheet. Brush one side of the skewered shrimp with sauce and refrigerate for 2 min until butter firms up. Flip shrimp over, brush second side and refrigerate 2 min until butter firms up.
Place skewers on the barbie and grill shrimp with the lid on about 2 minutes per side or just until cooked through and no longer transparent. Remove shrimp from grill. Don’t overcook or they will be rubbery. Brush on reserved sauce and serve.
To save time, you can buy tail-on shrimp that are already peeled and deveined. We purchased shrimp at Costco.