Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

Jumbo shrimp are plump, juicy, and perfect for grilling. Serve the grilled shrimp with rice pilaf or couscous.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1⁄2 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 12 large jumbo shrimp, shells on
  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped serrano pepper
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil


  • Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high. Brush grill surface to make sure it is thoroughly clean.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Add shrimp and marinate 10 minutes.
  • In a small pot over medium heat, cook butter, lemon juice, garlic, serrano pepper, and ginger until butter melts. Add parsley. Keep sauce warm.
  • When grill is ready, dip a clean tea towel in the vegetable oil and wipe grill surface with oil. Place shrimp on grill and grill 2 minutes per side or until they turn pink.
  • Drizzle shrimp with butter sauce and serve remaining sauce on the side.