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Delicious Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp

When you need something light and fresh for dinner, make this grilled lemon garlic shrimp. It’s a classic seafood recipe that you will never get tired of.

grilled lemon garlic shrimp garnished with lemon on a plate.

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You know those warm evenings when you really want something light? This recipe is perfect for those evenings. It’s a really refreshing shrimp recipe that will fulfill your seafood cravings.

And the best part? It only takes less than 25 minutes to make, from start to finish!

Read on and see how easy it is to make my favorite lemon garlic grilled shrimp recipe.

Ingredients

This is what you’ll need to make your own grilled shrimp dinner.

  • Large raw shrimp
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fresh parsley

Uncooked shrimp in a bowl for grilling

How to Make Lemon Grilled Shrimp

I have the complete directions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. But first, here is a quick overview as well as some answers to your biggest questions.

Recipe Overview

This is pretty simple! All you need to do is:

  1. Prepare the grill for medium (350-450 degrees) direct heat.
  2. In a small bowl mix olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic, and parsley.
  3. Add shrimp. Cover and place in the fridge for 10 minutes up to an hour.
  4. Place shrimp on skewers for grilling.
  5. Cook shrimp approximately 3-4 minutes on each side with the grill cover on, being careful not to overcook. The shrimp should be white and opaque when done cooking.
  6. Remove from grill and top with additional fresh parsley or lemon if desired.

uncooked shrimp on skewers for grilling

Grilled lemon garlic shrimp with homemade marinade

Lemon Garlic Shrimp cooking on the grill

plate of lemon garlic grilled shrimp garnished with Fresh parsley and lemons

How to Devein Shrimp

If you want a shortcut, just buy shrimp that is already peeled and deveined. This isn’t cheap, so if you want to save a bit of money, you can devein the shrimp yourself.

It’s more time consuming than it is difficult. This video shows you how to do it.

What is Medium Heat on a Charcoal Grill?

It can be tough to know the temperature and levels when you are using a charcoal grill.

To accurately gauge medium-high heat on a charcoal grill, use a grill thermometer or leave the bottom vent fully open and the top vent on the lid open.

Then, just use the top vent to adjust the temperature.

How to Prevent Wood Skewers from Getting Charred

If you are using wood skewers for your shrimp, soak them in water first. This will prevent them from burning.

Avoid Rubbery Shrimp

Cook the shrimp just until done to avoid a rubbery texture. If you overcook it, you won’t like the results. 

What to Serve with Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp

This shrimp is great over rice, noodles or greens! Serve with summer green veggies or a fresh garden salad.

Lemon Garlic Grilled Shrimp

Enjoy this light and fresh seafood recipe. Lemon garlic grilled shrimp is super simple and dinnertime favorite.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Marinating Time10 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled shrimp
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 152kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Prepare the grill for medium (350-450 degrees) direct heat.
  • In a small bowl mix olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic and parsley into a bowl.
  • Add shrimp. Cover and place in the fridge for 10 minutes up to an hour.
  • Place shrimp on skewers for grilling.
  • Cook shrimp approximately 3-4 minutes on each side with the grill cover on, being careful not to overcook. The shrimp should be white and opaque when done cooking.
  • Remove from grill and top with additional fresh parsley or lemon if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 13.5mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 2.6mg

grilled lemon garlic shrimp recipe

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Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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