This Grilled Shrimp Marinade is loaded with flavor and is easy to make. The marinade is made with simple ingredients and makes the perfect shrimp every time.

Shrimp Skewers stacked on a platter
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If you have been looking for the best marinade for grilled shrimp this is the one to make. The combination of the spices, oil and vinegar gives you the most flavorful shrimp every time.

Whether you are grilling or baking on a sheet pan this is the best shrimp marinade. Take your fresh shrimp to the next level with this marinade for shrimp on the grill recipe. Make sure to also check out this Shrimp and Broccoli Foil Packs.

Why You Will Love this Shrimp Marinade

  • Simple Ingredients – This marinade is made with simple ingredients. You can easily make this marinade with ingredients you already have. Save time and money and make homemade marinade.
  • Quick and Easy – Add flavor to your grilled shrimp, shrimp skewers or frozen shrimp with this quick and easy marinade. It comes together quick and easy.
  • Use it for Everything – This marinade can be used if you are making shrimp tacos. You can also use if you are serving the shrimp with a tasty side dish.

Make homemade marinade is easy, taste better than store bought and simple to make. Add your favorite side dish for a complete meal idea.

Marinade Ingredients

Grilled Shrimp Marinade ingredients - Jumbo Shrimp, salt, pepper, olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, italian seasoning, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard
  • Jumbo Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Minced Garlic
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Lemon Juice
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Dijon Mustard

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Variations Ideas

  • Marinade Variations – Feel free to change the seasoning to what you prefer. You can easily add in dried thyme, oregano, or fresh parsley. Squeeze fresh lime juice or grate lemon zest. We have even added in soy sauce for a deeper flavor.
  • Spice – For added spice to your shrimp marinade add in red pepper flakes. It adds the perfect amount of heat to the marinade.
  • Shrimp – When we marinate shrimp, we recommend using raw shrimp. But you can also marinate pre-cooked shrimp but the flavor may not be as strong.

How to Make Grilled Shrimp Marinade

  • Step 1 – Combine Marinade Ingredients – In a medium sized bowl combine olive oil and red wine vinegar. Then add in salt, pepper, minced garlic, Italian seasoning. Mix in lemon juice, Dijon Mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
Combining the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl
  • Step 2 – Add Shrimp – Add the shrimp and let marinate for at least one hour or overnight.
Marinating the shrimp in a bowl
  • Step 3 – Heat Grill – Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  • Step 4 – Thread Shrimp – Thread the shrimp on the skewers.
Shrimp Skewers on a plate
  • Step 5 – Grill Shrimp – Place on the grill. Grill on each side for about 2-3 minutes or until cooked through.

Recipe Tips

  • Combine Ingredients – Thoroughly combine marinade ingredients completely in a bowl. This ensure that every thing is combined before adding in the shrimp.
  • Marinating Shrimp – Give time for your shrimp to marinate. It really helps to enhance the flavor when the shrimp marinates.
  • Cooking Shrimp – This marinated shrimp can be cooked in many different ways. We like to place shrimp on skewers. But you can also place them in a grill pan or directly on the grill grate. We have even cooked them on the stove top or as a sheet pan dinner.
  • Storing Marinade – If you have unused marinade, you can easily pour marinade in a mason jar. Store in the fridge to enjoy again.
  • Frozen Shrimp – If you are using frozen shrimp, make sure to allow shrimp to thaw before grilling. Place shrimp in a colander and run cold water over the top until thawed.
Close up image of shrimp skewers on a platter

What is the Best Shrimp to use?

The perfect shrimp to grill or bake with is the large, jumbo or colossal size shrimp. We buy the shrimp that is already peeled and deveined. But you can grill shrimp with the peel on.

I like to keep things easy, so I look for the shrimp that is already peeled. When cooking shrimp on the gas grill, always buy raw shrimp.

We left the tails on when cooking the shrimp, but you can remove them before cooking if you prefer.

What to Serve with Marinated Grilled Shrimp?

Marinated Grilled Shrimp Recipe can be served with many different side dishes. It can also be used in many different recipes. Here are some favorite side dishes to try.

  • White RiceRice is an easy side dish that pairs well with grilled shrimp. You can add different seasoning or fresh herbs to change the flavor. It is also great to prepare ahead of time.
  • Grilled Broccoli – When I make grilled shrimp, I like to prepare sides that I can easily make on the grill. Grilled broccoli is a staple and everyone always loves it. It is even better with fresh squeezed lemon wedges on top.
  • Grilled Potatoes in FoilAnother easy side dish is grilled potatoes. These grill perfect and with added seasoning makes the best side dish.
Close up image of shrimp skewers on a plate with green beans and corn on the cob

How Long to Marinate Shrimp

We recommend marinating shrimp for at least 30 minutes. But you can marinate overnight as well. We do not recommend marinating longer than 24 hours.

This could cause the shrimp texture to be mushy. Use this marinade for all these Grilled Shrimp Recipes.

How do I know when Shrimp is Cooked?

Cooking shrimp doesn’t take long to cook. Raw shrimp is a gray color before cooking. A perfectly cooked shrimp is firm and curls up without being restricted. It also turns an opaque pink color when cooked.

Since shrimp doesn’t take long to cook, it is important to not overcook the shrimp.

Close up image of shrimp skewers on a plate with green beans and corn on the cob

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftover grilled shrimp in an air tight container for up to 2 days. When you are ready to serve, reheat in the in a skillet over low heat. You can also reheat in the microwave but start with 30 second intervals.

If you have a lot of leftover shrimp, you can freeze it. Place the grilled shrimp in a freezer safe container and store. The frozen shrimp will last about 3 months.

When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the fridge. Then it ready to reheat and serve with your favorite side dishes.

Close up image of shrimp skewers

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Grilled Shrimp Marinade

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This Grilled Shrimp Marinade is loaded with flavor and is easy to make. The marinade is made with simple ingredients and makes the perfect shrimp every time.
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 214

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, Dijon Mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add the shrimp and let marinate for at least one hour or overnight.
  • Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  • Thread the shrimp on the skewers.
  • Place on the grill. Grill on each side for about two minutes or until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 214kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 16g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 143mg, Sodium 713mg, Potassium 198mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 227IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 89mg, Iron 1mg

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