Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Living in Florida, one of my favoritee meals is fresh Gulf Shrimp.  You can fix shrimp many ways, but today I’m writing about grilled marinated shrimp. The main thing to remember when cooking shrimp is to not cook it too long.





It is so hot here now in Florida; it is the perfect time to grill dinner.  Mix the marinade, marinate the shrimp in the refrigerator, thread shrimp on skewers, and grill. They’re great with a big salad, pasta, potatoes, corn on the cob, or grilled vegetables.  An easy dinner is skewers of vegetables and shrimp grilled and served together.  Add bread and your meal is complete.  If desired, grilled shrimp makes a great appetizer too. Try some with your next steak.






Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Grilled marinated shrimp is a great summer entree or appetizer; 2 lbs of shrimp will make enough shrimp as a main course for 5 to 6 people.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled, marinade, marinated grilled shrimp, shrimp
Servings 5 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 lb large shrimp shelled, deveined with tail attached


  • Mix olive oil, parsley, lemon juice, hot sauce, garlic, tomato paste, oregano, salt, and black pepper in bowl
  • Reserve a small amount for basting in small bowl
  • Put shrimp in large re-sealable bag or container with lid
  • Pour the marinade over shrimp, seal bag & refrigerate for 2 hours
  • Preheat grill to medium-low heat
  • Remove shrimp from marinade & discard used marinade
  • Thread onto skewers going in near head and again near tail
  • Lightly oil grill grate
  • Place skewers on grill
  • Grill shrimp 5 minutes per side or until opaque
  • Baste frequently with reserved marinade
  • Remove from grill & serve
  • Optional serve with lemon slices










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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

19 thoughts to “Grilled Marinated Shrimp”

  1. I love shrimp. I have been buying it once a month lately. We really miss our BBQ grill back home at the cabin. I’ve been cooking my shrimp on the stove with butter and garlic. They are still a favourite. – Margy

  2. I was interested in your marinade Carol. SWMBO doesn’t like to think of prawns(as we call them) spoiled by too much chilli or garlic (unlike me). I think I will have to experiment with the heat to make it acceptable to the boss.

  3. I had a package in the freezer when we left Florida the end of March, brought them across country in the camper freezer, ate them here in April. Wish I’d had a dozen packages…there’s nothing better. (Seafood is good here in Oregon, but no shrimp is as good as the pink gulf ones. Your recipe

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