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12 Best Grilled Shrimp Recipes to Try Before Summer Is Over

12 Best Grilled Shrimp Recipes to Try Before Summer Is Over

Who said burgers, hot dogs and steaks were the only things worth breaking out of the grill? Even delicate proteins like shrimp can (and should) be cooked on the grill. From spicy pineapple shrimp tacos to updated classics like garlic scampi and New England-style shrimp rolls, we’ve got you covered.

Grilling adds a smoky flavor to any dish you make, but that’s not even the best part: You can enjoy the outdoors while you cook, even if it means just hanging out in your backyard. After all, summer isn’t over yet.

1. Spicy Shrimp

If you’re grilling shrimp for the first time, this super simple dish is a great place to start: just marinate the shrimp in a sweet-spicy mix of Sriracha, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and sugar, skewer and grill away.

2. Green Gazpacho With Chili Cumin Shrimp

Gazpacho may be the best thing to eat on a sweltering August night, especially when the idea of ​​turning on the stove sounds like a nightmare. Bring out the chilled, refreshing soup by pairing it with cumin-spiced shrimp fresh off the grill, adding to this soup’s summery vibes.

3. Garlic Grilled Shrimp

Garlic, lemon and shrimp: they are a holy trinity of taste that never lets us down. Add a smoky char from the grill and you’ve got a winning protein on your hands (and your plate!).

4. Shrimp Tacos Dorados, Al Pastor Style

Rick Martinez’s sweet warmthstyle grilled shrimp tacos are inspired by al pastor, with charred pineapple and a hearty, spicy salsa.

5. Mint and Prosciutto Grilled Shrimp

Hoping to impress some dinner guests at your next backyard barbecue? Wrapping shrimp with mint leaves and thin slices of prosciutto before hitting the grill will do just that — all while yielding a dish that’s still relatively easy to make.

6. J. Kenji López-Alt’s Grilled Shrimp Scampi-Ish With Garlic And Lemon

Air-drying and dry-brining make all the difference in this updated version of shrimp scampi, courtesy of serious foodJ. Kenji Lopez-Alt.

7. Chimichurri Shrimp

By using a sturdy cast iron skillet on the grill, you can get smoky, charred shrimp without worrying about the delicate egg whites sticking to the grill grates, as is often the case.

8. Grilled Sambal Shrimp With Peach Salsa

Combine spicy, lime-infused shrimp with a salsa made from in-season peaches, mint, and cilantro, and you’ve got a dish worthy of any summer cookout.

9. Grilled Romesco Prawns

In 20 minutes flat, you’ll have intensely flavorful shrimp, topped with a nutty, tomato-like Romesco sauce. Need we say more?

10. Grilled Shrimp Packets With Basil, Garlic And Red Curry Compound Butter

Wrapping shrimp in a foil packet (with butter, curry paste and garlic) and cooking it on the grill may be the easiest way to achieve the savory, spicy dinner of your dreams – all you need is a good, crusty loaf of bread to mop up every last drop.

11. Grilled and cooled shrimp rolls

Lobster rolls are undeniably delicious – but they don’t come cheap. Instead of lobster, use grilled shrimp for a New England-style seafood sandwich that won’t break the bank.

12. Risotto with preserved lemon and spring vegetables with grilled Pernod shrimp

This shrimp recipe — with its peas, asparagus, and mascarpone — combines the best of spring and summer flavors. Preserved lemon adds a touch of funk and makes for a natural pairing with Pernod marinated shrimp.