Shrimp with Lemon-Garlic Butter

Shrimp with Lemon-Garlic Butter


Olive Oil or vegetable oil for coating

Spice Rub:

1 Tbsp sweet paprika
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tsp lemon pepper OR freshly ground black pepper
2 Tsp salt
24 large shrimp, about 1 lb weight, peeled and deveined

Lemon Garlic Butter:

1/2 cup salted butter
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 Tsp cayenne pepper or more to taste


16 wooden skewers, soaked for 30 minutes OR metal skewers

Prepare charcoal or gas grill for grilling over high heat

Spice Rub:

Mix together the paprika, garlic powder, lemon pepper and salt in a small bowl.

Coat shrimp with oil and sprinkle generously with spice rub.

Curl up 1 shrimp, tucking the tail end inside, and thread onlto 2 parallel skewers. Repeat with the remaining shrimp, threading 3 shrimp onto each pair of skewers.

Lemon-Garlic Butter:

Melt the butter in small saucepan over low heat, then stir in the lemon zest, juice, garlice and cayenne. Pour half of it into a bowl for basting and keep the rest warm.

Grill the shrimp directly over high heat, turning once and basting once or twice with the Lemon-Garlic butter, until evenly pink and opaque throughout, usually 3-4 minutes per side. Do not overcook.

Transfer skewers to platter. Pour remaining Lemon-Garlic Butter over the shrimp and serve immediately.

B-man :wink: