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A skewer of four marinated grilled shrimp
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5 from 3 votes

Grilled Shrimp Marinade

This grilled shrimp marinade is savory and garlicky with a touch of zest. The perfect marinade for your next summer BBQ.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Marinade Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 11 minutes
Course: Marinade
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Shrimp Marinade
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Erica Walker


  • 2 pounds raw shrimp (peeled, deveined, tails on or off)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (infused olive oils like garlic or lemon olive oil work great)
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar (rice vinegar or white vinegar work well too)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 small lemon, juiced)
  • 6 cloves garlic (crushed, about 3 tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons grill seasoning (we use Kinder's Buttery Steakhouse Rub)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley optional, for garnish


  • Thaw shrimp (if frozen), rinse, and pat dry. Set aside.
  • In a mall bowl or liquid measuring cup, combine remaining ingredients and whisk until well combined.
  • Place shrimp and marinade in a gallon sized zip-top bag, seal, and move contents around until marinade is evenly distributed. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes and up to 6 hours.

Grilling the Shrimp

  • Heat grill to 400 degrees (or medium high heat)
  • It is easiest for flipping purposes to skewer the shrimp before grilling, but you can also place shrimp directly on the grill.
  • Grill 2-3 minutes on each side or until pink, opaque, and cooked through.
  • Serve with lemons, melted garlic butter, and/or cocktail sauce.