How to Grill Shrimp Perfectly

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American


Learn how to grill shrimp perfectly so you can have juicy skewers whenever you’re cooking outdoors. It’s really fast and easy.


  • 12 oz. peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 56 skewers
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  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. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Lay the shrimp on a flat surface and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  4. Rub them with the olive oil and sprinkle on the salt and pepper.
  5. Fill the skewers with the shrimp, adding about 5 to each.
  6. Lay the skewers on the grill for 2-3 minutes per side.
  7. Remove them from the grill and serve immediately with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing onto the shrimp.