Easy Grilled Shrimp is full of flavor and easy to make either directly on the grill or on skewers. No marinating required!

Grilled Shrimp on skewers on a white plate.

How do you cook shrimp on the grill?

Shrimp can be cooked directly on the grill grates, just be careful they don’t fall through. Or they can be cooked on skewers or wrapped in aluminum foil or parchment paper.

How long do I cook shrimp on the grill?

Cooking time for shrimp will depend on the size of your shrimp. Jumbo shrimp will cook in approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Shrimp cooks very quickly so watch it closely.

How many calories are in a piece of grilled shrimp?

Actual calories will vary based on the size of your shrimp, but one piece of grilled jumbo shrimp is approximately 8 to 10 calories.

Bird's eye view of Grilled Shrimp on skewers on a white plate.

How do you know if shrimp is cooked?

Raw shrimp is shiny, translucent, and gray. Shrimp is cooked through when it is no longer translucent and pink. The shrimp will also curl into a nice “C” shape.

What will happen if you overcook shrimp?

Overcooked shrimp will become rubbery and chewy and overall unpleasant to eat. They are still edible, they just have an unpleasant texture.

What do you eat with shrimp?

Shrimp can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish. Shrimp pairs well with other seafood, as well as meats, pastas, and salads. It is a very versatile option and there are more options than we could ever list. Here are some of our faorites: