Grilled Shrimp on skewers with garlic butter, fresh parsley, and lemon wedges alongside.

Grilled Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American


Easy to make and easy to love, Grilled Garlic Butter Shrimp is a great way to celebrate summer and make a delicious meal in minutes.
Serve with chopped fresh parsley and lemon wedges.


  • 8 Tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 810 garlic cloves, finely chopped or pressed through a garlic press
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 lbs. large raw shrimp (2040 per pound, peeled, deveined, with or without tail on)
  • 56 skewers


  1. If you’re using wooden skewers, 30 minutes prior to grilling soak them in water so they don’t burn on the grill.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. When the butter is melted, set the saucepan aside for about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Pat the shrimp dry and arrange them on the skewers. Put the skewers in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Divide the butter mixture in half, setting one half aside. Brush the other half onto both sides of the shrimp.
  5. Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side.
  6. Serve sprinkled with parsley, with the reserved sauce and lemon wedges on the side.

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