Barbecue Shrimp Recipe

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barbecue shrimp recipe

Here's a basic barbecue shrimp recipe with a list of marinades you might like to try to make them different - experiment a bit. 

Shrimp on the barbecue cooks in minutes - 2 or 3 minutes at the most each side.

Buy large shrimp (prawns) to make threading easier.

Allow one or two skewers per person - if you're doing a mixed grill, then one will be enough.

Soak the wooden skewers in water for one hour prior to putting on the barbecue to prevent them burning.

Allow four or five large raw shrimp per skewer.

Prepare your chosen marinade recipe, add the shrimp, giving them a good stir round to get coated and leave them in the fridge for around one hour.

Thread them onto the skewer - don't stab yourself!

Cook on the hot barbecue for around 2 minutes, then turn and cook a further 2 minutes - the shrimp should be pink all the way through when they're properly cooked.

Serve immediately.

You can add diced pepper to the skewers, cherry tomatoes or courgettes which will make the skewers more economical as well as giving some interesting flavor. Marinade the vegetables at the same time as the shrimp.


C= cup

T= tablespoon

t= teaspoon

Simple Lemon

juice of one lemon, black pepper, 1 T olive oil, 1 t garlic puree

Simple Lime

juice of 2 limes, black pepper, 1 T olive oil, 1 t garlic puree,

You could add 1 t of chilli powder to either of these if you wish.


1 C plain yoghurt with 1 T tandoori paste.


1/2 C plain yoghurt, 2 t curry paste, 1 t tomato puree, 1 t garlic puree


1 C coconut milk, 1 T Thai red curry paste


4 T hoisin sauce, 1 T finely diced scallion (spring onion)


4 T teriyaki sauce, 2 t brown sugar

Sweet & Spicy

2 T worcester sauce, 1 T orange juice, 1 t sesame oil, 1 t honey, 1 t garlic puree

Thai Red Curry

2 T olive oil, 2 t thai red curry paste, 1 T tomato puree, 2 T fresh chopped corainder


1 T olive oil, 2 t tomato puree, 2 t chilli powder, 1 t garlic puree

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Barbecue Shrimp Recipe

By , Mar 30, 2016

Barbecue Shrimp

Shrimp is always popular at barbecues. It takes minutes to cook. There's some great marinades for you to try out with this recipe.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 6 minutes

Yield: 4

Main Ingredient: shrimp