Grilled Garlic Butter Shrimp

Grilled Garlic Butter Shrimp

These charred, smoky, grilled shrimp are so much better than any shrimp made on your cook top!

Maybe it’s the grill marks. Or maybe it’s the garlicky, lemon butter sauce. Just be sure to serve them up with some crusty bread to soak up that garlicky goodness.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yields: 4-6 servings

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Stir in shallot, garlic and red pepper flakes until fragrant, about 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Thread shrimp onto skewers; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Brush with 2 tablespoons butter mixture.
  3. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  4. Add skewers to grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until the shrimp are pink and opaque, about 3-4 minutes. Add lemons to grill, cut side down, during the last 2 minutes of cooking time.
  5. Serve immediately, drizzled with remaining butter mixture, garnished with lemons and parsley, if desired.