4-Ingredient Grilled Shrimp Seasoning. Perfect blend of spices for making the best easy grilled shrimp! Use this recipe for grilled garlic shrimp skewers in the summer or baked shrimp all year long.
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Grilled Shrimp Seasoning

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4-Ingredient Grilled Shrimp Seasoning. Perfect blend of spices for making the best easy grilled shrimp! Use this recipe for grilled shrimp skewers or bake the shrimp in the oven. Great for simple, healthy dinners and party appetizers.


For the Shrimp Seasoning:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon  Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 to 1/2  teaspoon cayenne pepper — use 1/4 if sensitive to spice

For Grilling:

  • tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice — from about 1/2 small lemon
  • 1 pound  shrimp — peeled and deveined (use jumbo, 15-18 count shrimp to cook directly on the grill without skewers; if using smaller shrimp, skewer then cook for less time)
  • Canola or vegetable oil for the grill


  1. Preheat an indoor grill pan or outdoor grill to high. To cook the shrimp in the oven, preheat the broiler. If broiling, line a sheet pan with foil and coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the seasoning ingredients: garlic powder, salt, Italian seasoning, and cayenne. Drizzle in the olive oil and lemon juice and stir into a paste.
  3. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. If using smaller shrimp, thread them on metal skewers or wooden skewers that have been soaked in water for at least 1 hour. Brush the grill or grill pan with canola oil. Grill or broil the shrimp, just until pink and opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes per side, turning once half way through (discard the extra liquid/spices that is left at the bottom of the bowl). Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • Grilled shrimp is best enjoyed the day it is made but can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. I like to use the leftovers on top of salad or tossed with pasta.
  • Make ahead tip: You can multiply this seasoning blend by as many times as you like, then store it in a jar. For each pound of shrimp, use 1 tablespoon, plus 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Nutritional information is an estimate and had been calculated using half the amount of the spices and marinade to account for the portion that is left in the bottom of the bowl.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Seasoning Recipe, Grilled Shrimp Seasoning

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 (of 4)) — Calories: 102, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 173mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 28g

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