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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

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Delicious Grilled Marinated Shrimp on the BBQ is a great summer meal that pairs beautifully with grilled steak or chicken.

The hubs and I spent the weekend working on, what I like to call, so I do… my outdoor living area! Technically it’s the deck.

shrimp marinated and grilled

Outdoor living area just sounds so Better Homes and Garden-ish! Fancy like! (Oh yes! I’m nothing if not fancy! Nothing shouts class like throw away plastic cups and paper plates! Yeee-haw!)

One of my FAVORITE things about summer time is late evening grilled dinners on the deck. Especially if all the kiddos are home, and cell phones have been forgotten, and it’s just conversation, laughter, good food, and our glorious Southern Utah sunsets!

I L.O.V.E. our deck!

So with summer coming I’ve been busy in the kitchen creating new grilling recipes. I can’t think of anything better in the summer than cooking outdoors! The smells and the flavors are beyond intoxicating. (Bonus Points…It’s a really subtle way to torment the neighbors!)

A few weeks ago I decided it was warm enough to crank up the grill. (Little did I know Mother Nature would strike back…but she and I had a little “Come ta Jesus meeting” and she understands now!) First item up…a little something we refer to as “Surf and Turf” at this Nest. The hubs and I both hail from Southern California, and we love seafood. Especially Shrimp. In honor of our “roots”… I threw together a simple marinade, and we grilled an entire pound of shrimp. Yep…it was Heavenly!

How to Make Marinated Grilled Shrimp

The beauty about marinating shrimp…it doesn’t take much marinade.

Marinade Recipe

To make the marinade, in a small bowl, place 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil, 1 Tablespoon of Orange juice, the juice of half a lime, 1/4 tsp. coarse black pepper, 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley, 1/4 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp minced garlic. Whisk together well.

marinade for shrimp

Wash and clean 1 pound of deveined shrimp. Place shrimp in a large zip lock bag. Pour in marinade and allow to set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Tip: Soak bamboo skewers in water for 10 minutes. This will prevent them from catching on fire…which I always think is a huge plus when cooking on a grill that is next to your house. It’s just a personal preference for me. Totally your choice.

How To Prepare Shrimp Kabobs

Thread the shrimp on the skewers by going through at the bottom of the tail and out at the top of the shrimp. You want the top and bottom of the shrimp secured securely. (Huh?) We can’t have any of those slippery bad boys trying to escape the heat!

marinaded shrimp on skewers

How To Grill Shrimp

Grease your grill with an oiled paper towel and tongs. Run the oiled paper towel up and down the grates of the grill. This will help keep the shrimp from sticking.

Place the Shrimp kabob on the grill. Keep a close eye on them. They will cook quickly!

Have the heat on your grill lower than you do for steak or chicken. As soon as you can see they are turning pink on the one side, flip the skewer over and allow the other side to cook. You can baste the shrimp with any leftover marinade. In fact, I highly recommend it.

grilling shrimp skewers

That is all there is to this mouth-watering dish! The smoke from the grill is going to do a lot of the work. The shrimp are loaded with amazing flavor!

shrimp skewers on the grill

I paired ours with butterflied grilled steaks, pan roasted Parmesan asparagus, fresh old-fashioned traditional blueberry muffins, and the olive tortellini salad. Both the muffin and olive salad can be found in my recipe collection here at Norine’s Nest.

grilled marinated shrimp with steak

It was a great meal and these shrimp will be making many return appearances this summer! So juicy and yummy! The shrimp doesn’t need anything more than the marinade they were cooked in.

Keep it simple. Don’t overcomplicate this one. It’s summertime and ain’t nobody got time for that! 😉

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Yield: 5-6 servings

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Marinated Shrimp

Juicy Succulent Shrimp are marinated in a citrus garlic marinade and then grilled to perfection.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 pound 31-40 count raw shrimp, deveined tails on, thawed
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 5-6 Bamboo Skewers


  1. Rinse and drain thawed shrimp.
  2. In a small bowl mix together Olive Oil, Orange Juice, lime juice, coarse black pepper, chopped parsley, dried oregano, and 1/2 tsp minced garlic.
  3. Place shrimp in a large zip lock bag. Pour marinade over shrimp. Place in the refrigerator and marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Soak Bamboo Skewers for 10 minutes in warm water.
  5. Thread shrimp onto bamboo skewers. Poke one end through the tail portion and then poke the "head" end through the other end. Each skewer will hold about 5 shrimp.
  6. Grease grill. Place shrimp skewers on the grill over medium heat. Once one side is pink, flip the skewer over and cook the other side. Brush with any remaining marinade.
  7. Ready in about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:


6 servings

Serving Size:

1 skewer

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g

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Stephen C Williams

Sunday 10th of June 2018

Thanks for this shrimp grilling recipe. I am going to try it!

Question... Is using the marinade at the end at all dangerous because the raw shrimp was in it?

I think not but ... I don't know..

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Monday 11th of June 2018

Hi Stephen, That's a great question. You don't want to hit the shrimp with the marinade AFTER you are done cooking it. It's okay while you are cooking it because the heat from the grill will kill off any bacteria. However, if you want to hit the shrimp with extra marinade after grilling...reserve some before you put the shrimp in it and then you'll be good to go. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting. This is a really tasty shrimp dish. Enjoy! ~Norine

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Tuesday 23rd of May 2017

This sounds delicious and my family loves shrimp so I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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Tuesday 23rd of May 2017

Hi Gina! You are so welcome! I hope your family loves it as much as ours did. Thanks so much for stopping by my Nest! Come back soon. Have a GREAT week! ~Norine

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