Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp

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The warmer months are here, and that means it’s time to break out the BBQ! We love to make this Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp recipe because it is a light and healthy meal, and can be served with a salad, as an appetizer, or just eaten on its own! You also don’t have to make this recipe on the barbecue, it works great on the stovetop.


Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp


  • 2 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp. dried basil
  • 2 1/2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (+1 additional lemon for serving)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/3 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 wooden skewers


  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Marinating is optional. If you’d like to marinate, you can let the ingredients meld together in the refrigerator for up to 6 hours.
  • Skewer the shrimp onto wooden skewers dividing the number of shrimp per skewer as you like (10-12 skewers).
  • On a preheated grill or grilling pan place skewered shrimp and cook 4 – 5 minutes per side or until shrimp is cooked through. Cooking time will depend on the size of your shrimp.
  • Serve with extra lemon, cut in wedges, on the side 
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by Camila Alves McConaughey