Grilled Herb Shrimp

As the temperature goes up, I spend less time cooking and the hubby spends more time grilling. We’ll grill just about anything – meat, seafood, veggies, fruit – and are always looking for new recipes to try out. We ended up bringing these shrimp over a friend’s house a couple of weeks ago and they were a huge hit! We had these as part of the main dish, with burgers, but they would also be great as a hot, room temperature, or cold appetizer, or in a salad.

Thanks to Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen for choosing such a nice light dish for this month’s Barefoot Bloggers.

Grilled Herb Shrimp

Adapted from Barefoot Contessa‘s Barefoot Contessa Parties!

Serves 2-3 as a main dish


  • 1 lb large shrimp (16 to 20 per pound), peeled and deveined (see note)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, small-diced
  • 1/8 c. minced fresh parsley
  • 1/8 c. minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tsp.  Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp.  kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 c. good olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

If grilling on skewers, don’t forget to soak any wood skewers in water for 30 minutes. These can also be grilled in a grill basket.

Combine all ingredients except shrimp and set aside.

Skewer the shrimp, using 3-4 shrimp per skewer. (I removed the tails, but feel free to leave tails on.) Pour marinade on shrimp and allow to marinade for 1 hour at room temperature, or covered in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Heat grill on medium heat, and brush grill with oil to prevent shrimp and herbs from sticking.

Grill shrimp, bout 90 seconds per side. Serve hot, cold, or at room temperature

4 thoughts on “Grilled Herb Shrimp”

  1. The grilled herb shrimp looks like a great summer meal for the grill. We are stocking up on some shrimp for the freezer just in case prices are impacted by the Gulf disaster.

  2. My husband will love this! I can’t wait to surprise him! I have shrimp in the freezer, do you think it will work? I am so glad you linked up at Celebrate365!

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