20 Quick and Easy Grilled Shrimp Recipes to Try This Summer

Fire up the grill!

grilled shrimp
Jonny Valiant

Grilled dinners and summer nights go hand in hand. When you need to whip up an easy weeknight meal this season, opt for this summertime speciality — and think beyond shrimp cocktail by tossing grilled shrimp in salads, pastas, tacos, and more.

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tongs
Amazon
Grill Tongs

$14


Throw another shrimp on the barbie! You can't become a grill master without a trusty pair of tongs. Opt for a 12-inch or 16-inch pair to cater to your grilling needs (but we highly recommend getting both).

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zesty shrimp tacos
Mike Garten
Zesty Shrimp Tacos

Opt for a lighter fare on Taco Tuesday by grilling up some fresh shrimp instead of chicken, pork, or beef.

Get the recipe for Zesty Shrimp Tacos »

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old bay shrimp
Jonny Valiant
Old Bay Shrimp

We're (un)officially declare Old Bay the seasoning of the summer.

Get the recipe for Old Bay Shrimp »

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grilled shrimp and pineapple skewers 
Courtesy of The Easier Life
Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

Serve these sweet shrimp skewers over a bed of coconut rice for extra tropical flavor.

What you'll need: bamboo skewers ($6, )

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grilled shrimp with guacamole tostones 
Courtesy of Wicked Spatula
Grilled Shrimp and Guacamole Tostones

To make these adorable appetizers, top a fried plantain with a dollop of guac (make your own!), sliver of mango and piece of grilled shrimp.

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grilled spicy lime shrimp with creamy avocado cilantro dressing 
Courtesy of The Recipe Critic
Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Marinate shrimp in a spicy lime-paprika mixture for a fiery, flavorful protein. Serve them with a side of cool and creamy dipping sauce to dial the heat down.

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cilantro lime pesto shrimp 
Courtesy of The Cookie Rookie
Cilantro Lime Pesto Shrimp

Grilled shrimp tastes even better when smothered with fresh pesto. Then again, what doesn't?

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mango mandarin sesame shrimp salad
Courtesy of Creme de la Crumb
Mango Mandarin Sesame Shrimp Salad

Trust us: You'll want to drizzle this sesame-ginger dressing over everrrrrything.

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spanish pork burgers 
Courtesy of Little Kitchen. Big World
Spanish Pork Burgers

If you're offering up smoky grilled shrimp as a burger topping option, we don't think you even need to bother with ketchup and mustard.

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tequila shrimp taco salad
Courtesy of How Sweet It Is
Tequila Shrimp Taco Salad

Blending up a margarita to go with this salad is pretty much mandatory.


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buffalo shrimp po boys
Courtesy of Mother Thyme
Grilled Buffalo Shrimp Po' Boys

For a fun twist on the New Orlean's favorite, douse shrimp in buffalo sauce and pop them on the grill instead of frying 'em.

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grilled shrimp boil packets 
Courtesy of Cooking Classy
Grilled Shrimp Boil Packets

There's no better grill-ready meal than foil packets full of fresh, summery ingredients.

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Courtesy of Cooks with Cocktails
Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

Fish Taco Fridays are about to take over Tuesday nights. You heard it here first.

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Anna Williams
Shrimp Taco Salad

This fully-loaded salad has it all — fiery grilled shrimp, creamy avocado, and crunchy corn chips.

Get the recipe for Shrimp Taco Salad »

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skillet grilled seafood and chorizo paella 
Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest
Skillet Grilled Seafood and Chorizo Paella

We get it: When the temperatures rising, the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven. That's why we're taking a cast iron skillet outdoors and sticking it straight onto the grill.

What you'll need: cast iron skillet ($18, )

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grilled shrimp scampi
Kate Mathis
Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Steal this secret from top Italian restaurants (shh!): Grill shrimp before tossing with garlic, herbs, and pasta to give the whole dish smoky flavor.

Get the recipe for Grilled Shrimp Scampi »

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Courtesy of Closet Cooking
Creamy Avocado Zucchini Noodle Pasta with Taco Lime Grilled Shrimp

Opt for a healthy, low-calorie meal by swapping pasta for homemade zoodles.

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Courtesy of Salt & Lavender
Spicy Pasta with Grilled Shrimp

The real star of this impressive pasta dish? Garlicky grilled shrimp.

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Courtesy of Pinch of Yum
Glowing Grilled Summer Detox Salad

With its grilled romaine, fresh tomatoes, smoky shrimp, cool avocado, and fresh cilantro, this salad is basically a "best of summer" montage.

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Courtesy of Rasa Malaysia
Grilled Honey Cajun Shrimp

With just three ingredients, 20 minutes, and a grill, you can enjoy this delicious dinner any night of the week.

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summer creole shrimp rolls 
Courtesy of Bev Cooks
Summer Creole Shrimp Rolls

Since you're grilling up shrimp and corn for this summery sandwich, you may as well throw the hoagie rolls on there as well to get them nice and toasty.

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