Healthy Grilled & BBQ Shrimp Recipes

Find healthy, delicious grilled and BBQ shrimp recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Rating: 5 stars
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Give juicy shrimp tacos a Cajun flavor spin with spices and a quick sear on a hot grill. An easy avocado mash adds creaminess to cool off the spicy kick.

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas

Grilling gives these shrimp tostadas a boost of smoky flavor. Skewering the shrimp prevents them from falling through the grates while getting even char on each side. If you have a grill basket, you can throw them in that instead; just make sure to get them into a single layer so they don't steam.
By Devon O'Brien

Hot Honey Grilled Shrimp

Shrimp are coated in sweet heat thanks to hot honey and Sriracha. If you want to take the heat down a notch, use regular honey instead.
By Carolyn Casner

Grilled Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Here, we put all the components of a classic shrimp boil into foil packets for cute, individually portioned meals. Be sure to choose extra-large, shell-on shrimp, which stay plump and juicy during the 15 to 20 minutes on the grill.
By Devon O'Brien

Shrimp & Pepper Kebabs with Grilled Red Onion Slaw

Rating: 5 stars
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These healthy grilled shrimp and mini bell pepper kebabs come together in just 30 minutes, so they're great for weeknight dinners. A bag of coleslaw mix is a time-saving meal starter. Here, we make it our own by mixing in grilled red onion and crushed pita chips. A homemade herb-feta dressing both coats the slaw and sauces the kebabs.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Feta Dipping Sauce

If you like shrimp, this spicy grilled shrimp recipe will be your new favorite. It's easy, fast and delicious! The subtle spice of the cayenne is balanced by the creamy feta sauce. If you want to tame the heat, you can cut the cayenne in half or skip it completely.
By Julia Levy

Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus Kebabs

Rating: 5 stars
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Shrimp and asparagus both cook very quickly, making them a perfect pair on the grill. We've seasoned them in delicate flavors--lemon, garlic and dill--so their natural sweetness can shine through. Pick fat asparagus stalks for easier skewering.

Zucchini Fritters with Orange Shrimp

Rating: 5 stars
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Orange-ginger marinated shrimp are served alongside crispy zucchini fritters with a yogurt-based dipping sauce in this simple main dish recipe.

Easy Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Salsa Verde

Fresh cilantro, parsley, and lime juice make a tangy green salsa that adds lively flavor to this easy grilled shrimp recipe.

Grilled Asparagus & Shrimp with Pasta

Rating: 5 stars
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Topped with fresh mint, this pasta dish is perfect for any night of the week!

Grilled Cajun Jambalaya

Every one of the ingredients used in this grilled spin on a Louisiana favorite is awesome with some charred flavor. Plus, using a grill cuts down on the cleanup for this Cajun jambalaya recipe. Even the rice gets some smokiness from grilled tomatoes. Also known as the Holy Trinity, the combo of bell pepper, onion and celery (which here we swapped for celery seed) is used to flavor Cajun and Creole dishes like gumbo and this jambalaya. No skewers? Use a grill basket instead.
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Inspiration and Ideas

17 Grilled Shrimp Recipes for Summer

Shrimp will become your new go-to protein to throw on the grill. The grill adds a delicious smokiness to the shrimp, which pairs well with seasonal produce like corn and tomatoes. Recipes like Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos and Shrimp & Pepper Kebabs with Grilled Red Onion Slaw are healthy, tasty and make the most of summer flavors.

Shrimp Boil-Style Dinner

This recipe is a twist on a classic shrimp boil dinner. New potatoes and ears of corn are cooked in boiling water on the stove and then placed in foil packets with the shrimp, sausage, and seasoning, where--in less than 15 minutes--everything steams to perfection and is ready for you and your family to enjoy.